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World AIDS Day 2013: Presidential Proclamation

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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 home and abroad... [ Read more → ]

White House commemorates World AIDS Day with Presidential Proclamation

Saturday, December 1, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Saturday, December 1, 2012
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 official mention of a disease that had no name, no known means of transmission, no treatment and no cure. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, November 30, 2012
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 sheer number to whom AIDS just doesn’t matter, having relegated it to a page in history... [ Read more → ]
[Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday unveiled the global AIDS blueprint.Photo by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade.

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

Friday, November 30, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, December 1, 2011
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, indeed. It’s an appropriate time of the year to remember the darkness of HIV. [ Read more → ]

Obama issues Presidential Proclamation honoring those lost, stricken with HIV

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Related:World AIDS Day: Remembering 30 million lives lost over 3 decades President Barack Obama on Thursday issued the following Presidential Proclamation, commemorating World AIDS Day 2011: On World AIDS Day, 30 years after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, we stand with the... [ Read more → ]

World AIDS Day: Remembering 30 million lives lost over 3 decades

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Today is World AIDS Day. In what has become one of the most recognized international health days in modern history, World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. [ Read more → ]

World AIDS Day: AIDS pandemic nears 30 years, has claimed 30 million lives

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The AIDS pandemic is almost 30 years old, and in that time 60 million people have been infected with HIV, and more than 30 million people have lost their life to the most destructive epidemic in recorded history. Today is World AIDS Day. [ Read more → ]

Administration officials highlight progress on HIV/AIDS Issues

Monday, November 30, 2009
On the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, and other officials discuss the progress the Obama Administration has made in combating HIV/AIDS at home and abroad.... [ Read more → ]
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