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Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2015

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: Remembering the Past. Envisioning a Brighter Future.

On World AIDS Day, we remember the millions who have died before their times; we celebrate the remarkable scientific achievements that have given us tools to fight back and to envision a brighter future; and we recommit to taking the next actions needed to bring about the end to HIV as a public health threat. At this...

World AIDS Day: Making Strides Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

On the first World AIDS Day in 1988, people living with HIV/AIDS faced an uncertain future. On average, those with AIDS lived only 19 to 30 months after their diagnosis. They had very few treatment options. And in the United States, many couldn’t get the medical care they needed because insurance companies could deny them...

10 Tips for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

Today, AIDS.gov offers 10 tips to support your involvement in World AIDS Day 2015. We hope these images provide you with resources and ideas that inspire you to act. Be a part of the global commitment to end HIV. Check out our World AIDS Day Awareness Day page for these tips and more digital resources. Join the #WAD2015 conversation...

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

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

“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...

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS December 1, 2015

When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as both treatment and prevention. We can...

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report , in advance of December 1. The report finds that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) as of June 2015. This is an extraordinary achievement–more than doubling the number of people that were on treatment just five years ago....

We’re thankful for safe travelers

As the nation reflects on the things for which we are thankful, the AIDS.gov team would like to express gratitude to all our readers for following this blog. We appreciate your support for our work, and we look forward to continuing to support your efforts to use digital tools. In addition, we encourage you to...

PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2015 HIV Vital Signs focusing on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This Vital Signs includes two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), one from CDC and one from New York State Department of Health: Vital Signs: Estimated Percentages and Numbers of Adults with Indications for Preexposure...

AIDS.gov Tips: Digital Resources for World AIDS Day

For World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1, we’ve prepared 10 tips to support your World AIDS Day activities.We encourage you to share the first 5 tips and link to resources from across the U.S. Government. Stay involved! Join the conversation using #WAD2015  and visit our World AIDS Day Awareness Day page. Get the tips...

Starting with Our Own: Federal Employees Mark World AIDS Day 2015

December 1 will mark the 28th annual observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s Federal theme is “The Time to Act Is Now”. Along with community stakeholders across the nation, Federal employees across the U.S. Government will pause to mark this observance. Over the last few weeks, our Federal colleagues who work year-round to respond...

Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector

As has been observed often, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, is a national plan, not just a federal one. Active participation from stakeholders across all sectors of society is needed to put the Strategy into action and end the HIV epidemic. Illustrating how members of the corporate sector are contributing to implementing the...

Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message and More

In preparation for World AIDS Day 2015, AIDS.gov spoke with Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. She talked about the importance of World AIDS Day and the factors that could enable the U.S. and its PEPFAR partners to reduce the number of new...

LIVE WHITE HOUSE WEBCAST FOR WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1ST

As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1, we are making important progress in our national and global responses to HIV/AIDS. In recognition of these efforts, we invite you to watch a live webcast of the White House World AIDS Day event. The event will focus on this year’s Federal theme, The Time to...

Remembering the Lessons of HIV/AIDS

As some readers of this blog may already know, at the end of next month I will retire from the federal government after 27 years of service. I don’t plan to leave the field of public health; I’m just changing it up with a move to join the faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

In Case You Missed It: Open Enrollment Blog Round-Up

November 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2016 open enrollment period, and Federal agencies and partners are hard at work to get the word out that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage! Through January 31, individuals can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew...

New Video: How Enrollment Assisters Can Help People Living with HIV Find Affordable Coverage

Enrollment assisters — also known as navigators and certified application counselors — play an essential role in helping people living with HIV find an affordable health plan that best covers their needs. During 2016 Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (which runs through January 31, 2016), assisters will walk people through the detailed application...

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic...

HRSA/HAB Funding Opportunity on Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration

This request for proposal (RFP) announcement solicits applications to support a minimum of four performance sites for a new initiative, “Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.” This initiative seeks to support the electronic integration of housing and HIV care data systems in the...

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