40 Years of Progress - It's Time to End the HIV Epidemic
Reflect, Recommit, Reenergize, Reengage – Four for Forty
This June 5th, the world marked 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the five cases. Take a moment and see how the government and community observed the day.
Read statements from the White House, Secretary Becerra, and Secretary Blinken recognizing the 40th anniversary. Take a look back at the epidemic and this 40 year timeline. View the CDC museum exhibition.
Live with Leadership
To commemorate June 5th, federal agencies held a series of Live with Leadership sessions hosted by Tim Harrison, PhD, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, to reflect upon and honor the anniversary. Watch the sessions:
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Videos from HHS Officials and the Community
Watch this collection of videos from HHS leaders and community members.
The HIV National Strategic Plan (PDF, 1.7MB) (HIV Plan) is a roadmap for ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030. The HIV Plan is the nation’s third consecutive five-year national HIV strategy and covers 2021-2025, with a 10-year goal of reducing new HIV infections by 90% by 2030.-Mission Statement, The HIV National Strategic Plan
Through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. government has invested over $85 billion in the global HIV/AIDS response, the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history, saving over 20 million lives, preventing millions of HIV infections, and accelerating progress toward controlling the global HIV/AIDS epidemic in more than 50 countries.-Mission Statement, PEPFAR
Resources from Partners
- Office of AIDS Research toolkit and resources.
- National AIDS Memorial, 40 Years 40 StoriesExit Disclaimer
- Emerging Infectious Diseases, Reflection on 40 Years of AIDS
- National Native HIV Network- OURstory Timeline, A Journey Through the Native HIV/AIDS TimelineExit Disclaimer
- CDC Social Media Graphic TemplatesExit Disclaimer
- CDC Dear Colleague Letter
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