40 Years of Progress. It's Time to End the HIV Epidemic.

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.

Joint event by the White House, State Department, and HHS
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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
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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

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