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Statement: Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016

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On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV , more commonly known as “Test and START,” and strengthening partnerships among countries, multilateral organizations, and civil society. TB is the leading…

“It is Possible to Dream”

Teresa Mbalane, who has been receiving HIV treatment since 2004, with CDC Mozambique Director Edgar Monterroso. Teresa receives treatment via PEPFAR funding distributed by CDC Mozambique to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Summary: Teresa inspires and mobilizes people living with HIV and their families to live positively by sharing her story. “Today, it is possible to dream—when we thought that life was over,” says Teresa Joaquim Mbalane, a 50-year-old mother of four living with HIV in Mozambique. “Now I try to pass my experience on to others.”…

White House World AIDS Day Observance Features Release of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Action Plan

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The White House hosted a World AIDS Day observance on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, welcoming domestic and global leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Gathered under the theme “The time to act is now,” various presenters highlighted key actions underway or about to begin here in the U.S. and around the globe. The event opened…

FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted by The White House to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, 2015. Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020 [PDF 581 KB], which outlines specific Federal agency actions to implement the…

Statement on World AIDS Day 2015

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Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day, we recognize the millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS – the lives lost and the families forever torn apart by this disease. We also acknowledge the heroic and life-saving work of partners from governments, the private sector, civil society,…

Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2015

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION More than three decades ago, the first known cases of HIV/AIDS sparked an epidemic in the United States — ushering in a time defined by how little we knew about it and in which those affected by it faced fear and stigmatization.  We have made…

World AIDS Day 2015: We Are Better Equipped Than Ever to Fight HIV

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day, and even though we’ve been fighting HIV and AIDS for more than 30 years, it’s fitting that this year’s theme is “The Time to Act is Now.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is committed to high-quality health care for every American. In August, the United States…

U.S. PEPFAR Teams-up with Digital Influencers in Campaign to Support Treatment Expansion to Stop HIV/AIDS

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“Treatment For All” campaign aims to use the power of social media for global change. On November 30, 2015, the eve of World AIDS Day, Emmy Award-winning television host Ricki Lake, digital influencers Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg, the United States Government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Facebook and…