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As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to acknowledge that we have a lot for which to be grateful. We are making progress in our efforts to create an AIDS-free generation for many reasons, including: research gains; advances in treatment; better access to health care for people living with HIV/AIDS, thanks to the Affordable Care Act;...

Conversations in 2014: The Global Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In the lead-up to our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are reflecting on some of the stories that generated interest on our blog in 2014.  Today, we look back at some posts about global efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and move us closer to achieving the...

PHOTOS: Sexy Naked Men and Women Lather Up to Fight Stigma

The Shower Selfie Challenge aims to raise money and prove we are all clean. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

HIV Care Continuum: Controlling the Virus is Key

Today, CDC released a new Vital Signs Report on HIV. The data support the call-to-action to increase the number of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression. Having very low levels of HIV in the body, achieved by taking antiretroviral medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces...

World AIDS Day 2014: Resources for a shared effort towards an AIDS-free generation

For the HIV community, the December 1st observance of World AIDS Day provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring wide attention to our collective response to the epidemic. The U.S. Government’s  theme this year is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” Leading up to World AIDS Day, AIDS.gov is sharing 10 simple, ready-to-use resources on a...

Busy Week Preparing New World Waking.

In response to questions about "how do I get a show produced?"This past Saturday, director Andy Gale, Jim Brochu and I took the M11 bus down 9th avenue to 30th street and walked east to Urban Stages. If that sounds scary to anyone, you haven't been in New York. Show More Summary

Share Your Story and Help Make a Difference

It takes courage to share a personal story, but they often are the most powerful. They inspire us, stick with us, and change the way we think about the world. Personal stories also remind us that we are not alone. With World AIDS Day only a week away, I’m thinking of those affected by the...

Join the White House 2014 World AIDS Day Event Live Broadcast on December 1

Every year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and re-commit to addressing HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects approximately 35 million people worldwide. The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s Federal theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”...

PACHA Seeking Nominations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice and recommendations on HIV-related issues and policies to the HHS Secretary and the White House. Show More Summary

How do We Stop the HIV Epidemic in the South?

Why are Americans fixated on an epidemic that is half a world away rather than on the epidemic ravaging southern states on our own shores? Is it because the disproportionate number of Americans dying of HIV-related conditions are African-American? read more

Remembering Brad Crelia, founder of HIVster

The activist died this week. We look back at his founding of HIVster. read more

Revised Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection Section of the Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Released

Last week, the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents announced the release of the updated “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents.” As described in What’s New in the Guidelines, this interim revision of the guidelines features a revised section on Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection that emphasizes...

The Power of a Freddie Mercury Moustache

  I’m in the process of doing something I’ve never done before… I’m growing a Freddie Mercury moustache. I’m revealing the moustache on World AIDS Day, December 1. Then, with your help we will, WE WILL rock AIDS together for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Because on December 4, 5 and 6 donations to this […]

Get Covered, Stay Covered! Tips for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients

Health insurance marketplaces across the country – including Healthcare.gov – are open for business as of November 15! The Affordable Care Enrollment Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA Center) works with Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and providers to help diverse clients get enrolled in health coverage, and has these recommendations for clients: Stay Covered. If...

‘State of New Media and HIV 2014?: An assessment of social media in the HIV community

“We call upon the HIV community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical in helping us connect, create, listen, learn, and engage as we move toward an AIDS-free generation.” - AIDS.gov New Media Declaration, International AIDS Conference 2012 At the 2012 International AIDS Conference,  AIDS.gov reported on the findings from our first-ever...

Don’t Miss Our Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach Enrollment for Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

As part of our World AIDS Day activities, AIDS.gov is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2:00-2:45pm (ET). Designed for HIV service providers, community-based organizations, Federal staff, and other stakeholders this webinar will focus on open enrollment and the...

Colorful New World Waking poster.

Look at the beautiful poster Jim just designed. Tickets on sale now. Go to urbanstages.orgClick on Winter Rhythms. Then click on the calendar December 6 at 7:00pm

We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On...

"...and our little lives are rounded with a sleep."I sat in Andy Gale's class yesterday, after having done Prospero's speech on my feet, loudly and bitterly saying these words, and circling around. A step or two I'll take to still my...Show More Summary

Graphic Memoir Recalls AIDS Medication Smuggling Scheme

The true story follows a gay nurse decides to to sell marijuana in order to make enough money to smuggle illegal AIDS medications into the U.S. read more

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and...

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