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World AIDS Day – December 1

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day – December 1

On World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), we remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and we recommit ourselves to fighting and preventing HIV/AIDS and to comforting those infected and their loved ones. This year, the United States has established a theme of “Leading with Science, Uniting for Action” and the United Nations has established its own theme: “It Takes a Village.” Consult this page frequently for new official texts, guidance, talking points, outreach tools and other materials as they become available.    

Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on Creating AIDS-Free Generation


Statement by White House Press Secretary on President Obama Commemorating World AIDS Day Statement, November 28, 2011    

Vital Signs: HIV Prevention through Care and Treatment
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 29, 2011  

An estimated 1.2 million persons in the United States were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 2008. Improving survival of persons with HIV and reducing transmission involve a continuum of services that includes diagnosis (HIV testing), linkage to and retention in HIV medical care, and ongoing HIV prevention interventions, including appropriately timed antiretroviral therapy (ART).   


The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on Facebook  

Seventh Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR (2011)

Saving Lives through Smart Investments: Latest PEPFAR Results (December 2010)

Beating AIDS (2009)  

Video - Global Health: Saving Lives, Creating Hope 

Video - American Giving: Partnering for Life: Soweto Hospice


More USG resources:
White House: Office of National AIDS Policy

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)


Facing AIDS Site