Blog Round Up: World AIDS Day 2015

Content From: Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.govPublished: December 04, 20152 min read



With the observance of World AIDS Day this week, senior leaders in the U.S. government spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV epidemic and called for action and re commitment to our national response to HIV.

Below is a digest of recent posts on the blog.

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Posted on December 2:

Statement on World AIDS Day by John Kerry, Secretary of State

Eradicating Discrimination Against People Living with HIV/AIDS by Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice

Indian Health Service Works for an AIDS-Free Generation by Lisa Neel, National HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator, Indian Health Service

Posted on December 1:

Presidential Proclamation – World AIDS Day 2015World AIDS Day: Making Strides Towards an AIDS-Free Generation by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services

World AIDS Day 2015: We Are Better Equipped Than Ever to Fight HIV by Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, HHS, and Jim Macrae, Acting Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration

World AIDS Day 2015: Remembering the Past. Envisioning a Brighter Future by Dr. Shannon Hader, Director, CDC Division of Global HIV & TB Director

Posted in November:

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS by Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health and Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher by Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, PEPFAR

Ambassador Birx; World AIDS Day Message and More (videos)World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now by Douglas M. Brooks, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, PEPFAR

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, HHS

We hope you will share these readings and continue your commitment towards an AIDS-free generation.