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World AIDS Day: For the countless many, gone too soon

Monday, December 1, 2014
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Thirty-three years ago, on June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had died. [...]

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White House commemorates World AIDS Day with Presidential Proclamation

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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President Barack Obama on Friday issued the following Presidential Proclamation in advance of World AIDS Day on Monday, an annual observance to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. [...]

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AIDS. Remember me?

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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On the morning of my 30th birthday, I checked my then-partner, Shane Sawick, into the hospital. He would not come out. Shane died just two weeks later, suffering from Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML); one disease, among many, battled in his long war against AIDS. Once in the hospital, the illness [...]

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World AIDS Day 2013: Presidential Proclamation

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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Each year on World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to fight a devastating pandemic. We remember the friends and loved ones we have lost, stand with the estimated 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS, and renew our commitment to preventing the spread of this virus at [...]

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White House commemorates World AIDS Day with Presidential Proclamation

Saturday, December 1, 2012
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President Barack Obama on Friday issued this Presidential Proclamation in advance of World AIDS Day, an annual observance to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. [...]

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World AIDS Day: For the countless many, gone too soon

Saturday, December 1, 2012
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Thirty-one years ago, on June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had died. This was the first [...]

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It’s World AIDS Day. Does anyone care anymore?

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Today, people still die from AIDS. While drug advancements have substantially decreased that number, it has also created the false-belief that contracting the disease is essentially meaningless. To some, taking one pill a day is an easy trade-off to having to wear condoms. Most disturbing, however, is the [...]

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Clinton unveils ‘blueprint’ to achieve ‘AIDS-free generation’

Friday, November 30, 2012
[Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday unveiled the global AIDS blueprint.Photo by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade.
The Obama administration unveiled on Thursday a “blueprint” for confronting the global AIDS epidemic that includes as one of its goals targeting populations that are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS — including men who have sex with men. [...]

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UNAIDS: 50 percent drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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A new World AIDS Day report by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that a more than 50 percent reduction in the rate of new HIV infections has been achieved across 25 low- and middle-income countries –– more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV. [...]

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Remembering the darkness and terror 30 years ago when AIDS made itself known

Thursday, December 1, 2011
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This time of the year is probably the best time (at least in our hemisphere) for World AIDS Day. Our twenty four hour days are filled with more darkness than light in December than any other month of the year. In some places it can be very dark and dreary, [...]

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