UPDATED - ICYMI: World AIDS Day 2017 Recap

Content From: HIV.govPublished: December 04, 20174 min read


World AIDS Day. December 1, 2017

World AIDS Day is always a busy time for the HIV.gov blog—so busy that it can be easy to miss important posts you want to read! For your convenience, we have recapped all of our 2017 World AIDS Day blog posts and other resources below:

From the Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Surgeon General

Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • The FDA reported on their approval of the 200th antiretroviral drug application, which included 30 solid formulations specific for children, under PEPFAR. 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau today released its third annual publication of national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client-level data collected through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR).

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)

HHS Regional Resource Network (RRN)


From the Department of Defense

  • The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) acknowledged its network of strong, lasting domestic and international partnerships in the fight against HIV. 

From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • The Offices of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) highlighted how critical safe, stable housing is for the health and well-being of PLWHA.

From the Department of Justice

  • The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division reiterated its commitment to eradicating stigma and discrimination against PLWHA and reported on recent enforcement efforts.

From the Department of Labor

  • The Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy continued the conversation about employment opportunities for PLWHA.

From the Department of State

  • Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, explained the U.S. Government theme for the observance in Looking Ahead to World AIDS Day 2017.
  • The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released new results that show that the program has reached historic highs through its rapid acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable, and cost-effective investments.
  • USAID’S Office of HIV/AIDS Research described their top 10 accomplishments in 2017.

From the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • This World AIDS Day, the VA encouraged Veterans to talk to their providers about their HIV status and to get tested. 

From the White House