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World Aids Day 2011

Secretary of Health Calls for Local-Global Partnerships to End AIDS

Ben Zucker | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC
Ben Zucker

On a cool winter's night in our nation's capital, a packed house of public health activists and policy makers came together to celebrate progress and remember those who have died of AIDS related diseases.

'We have the technology...'

Mark Ishaug | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Ishaug

This year's World AIDS Day theme is "Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths." We now have a clear path to get to zero.

Advice for a Young Man Newly Diagnosed with HIV

Bren Shucart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bren Shucart

When I tested positive in the spring of 2005, it felt like the end of the world. HIV was this boogieman that I had been taught to hate and fear since before I really understood how sex worked, and suddenly this monster was inside me.

Religious, Political Leaders Call For AIDS-Free Generation

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A star-studded array of political and religious leaders -- from President Obama to rock legen...

Working Toward A Generation Without AIDS

Latanya Mapp Frett | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Latanya Mapp Frett

As we mark this World AIDS Day, the time has come to set aside ideology, reintegrate our global initiatives, and focus on what works. In many parts of the world, the key to making HIV prevention work is to combine it more fully with family planning and reproductive health care.

Help Moms in Life-or-Death AIDS Fight

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Just as we have the knowledge to prevent almost every mother from dying needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth, we can prevent 390,000 children being born HIV-positive, most of whom will die by their second birthday.

Women's Empowerment and HIV/AIDS: A Call to Action on World AIDS Day

Racheal Yeager | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco
Racheal Yeager

Women's empowerment lies at the heart of solving (or failing to solve) most global development challenges -- including the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Getting to Zero: Mothers Leading the Way to End Pediatric AIDS

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Anu Gupta

As employees of mothers2mothers, mothers living with HIV are trained to educate and support newly-diagnosed pregnant women -- to help them stay healthy and take the necessary steps to avoid transmitting HIV to their babies.

World AIDS Day, 9/11 and Miss Fire Island

John Polly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Polly

Suddenly we jumped from Miss Fire Island 1983 to Miss Fire Island 1998. Um, what? At first, I was like, "Are all those queens from the '80s and '90s really so busy they can't be here?" Then I got it: the missing queens weren't missing. They were gone.

Remembering AIDS Orphans on World AIDS Day

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Statement by Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation: On World AIDS Day, observed Dec. 1, we remember the millions of preci...

World Aids Day: 8 Years Poz, the Lessons of Living With HIV

Scott Foval | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Scott Foval

It is important for me to tell those who are newly diagnosed to understand, having HIV does not mean your life is over. You have a lot to live for, and I am an example of what happens when one doesn't give up.

Anna Bahr

Volunteers Deliver 4,000 Meals A Day To Homebound HIV/AIDS Sufferers | Anna Bahr | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

Although Aaron Rochman's $200 in food stamps never carry him through the month, the 34-year-old -- who has been living with HIV for eight years -- ne...

Making AIDS Treatment Affordable

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Today, the biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem. The crisis is access to affordable drugs.

On World Aids Day -- Go Out and Get Tested

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christine C. Quinn

On World AIDS Day -- and truly every day -- it's important to remember that our most powerful weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS is -- and has always been -- our voice. So talk to someone you love or care for today about HIV.

Marking World AIDS Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Barbara Lee

This year marks 30 years after the first discovery of AIDS cases in the United States. While we have come a long way, we have much more work to do. Our country's global leadership will never be more important than at this pivotal moment.

Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

Chicago joins cities and towns throughout the world Thursday, Dec. 1, in commemorating World AIDS Day with a myriad of events around town. The day,...

Teaching AIDS

Matt Weber | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education
Matt Weber

The EdCast has invited three HIV education specialists from UNESCO to discuss how the education sector has played an instrumental role in facilitating the drop in new infections among young people.

World AIDS Day 2011: Working to End the Pandemic

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Both the prevention of HIV infection and the life-saving effects of antiretroviral treatment are critically important, but unfortunately there has been a tension between the allocation of resources for HIV prevention vs. those for treatment in strategies to end the pandemic.

Ending the AIDS Epidemic: Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

On this World AIDS Day -- 30 years after the first cases of HIV were reported in the U.S. and with 34 million people currently infected worldwide -- there is finally a roadmap for ending the AIDS epidemic globally and achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Meet Dr. Sabrina

Carol Spahn | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Carol Spahn

Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka could have joined the thousands of medical professionals who leave Africa every year for employment opportunities in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. Instead, she stayed close to home to make a difference.

Stopping the AIDS Epidemic in Its Tracks

Elton John | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Elton John

It's a time to reflect on the fact that we all have a role to play in ending the AIDS epidemic. And one of the most important ways we can stop AIDS in its tracks is simply by fighting stigma and homophobia.

Who Gets the HAART? Policy Implications for a Limited Resource

Ward Cates | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Ward Cates

Shouldn't we immediately ramp up access to HAART for everyone in the world who needs it? Of course we should. However, that's easier said than done. Providing universal ARV therapy globally will be expensive.

Aging & HIV: The New Face of HIV

Daniel Tietz | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty
Daniel Tietz

We must act now to better understand and address the needs and challenges of what will soon be the majority of Americans with HIV -- those over age 50.

WATCH: Cesar Galindo On AIDS: 'I Had Lost Over 100 People'

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske


Queeries: When He Won't Wear a Condom (World AIDS Day Edition)

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

There's no better way to observe World AIDS Day than to pledge to protect yourself and your prospective partners from HIV. And if there's any tool we have to prevent the continued spread of the virus, it's the much-maligned condom.