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.
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.
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.
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.
It's important that we examine our own combination prevention strategy, because what's effective in sub-Saharan Africa will not necessarily be effective in the U.S. There are four things we can do right now to create our own AIDS-free generation.
While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.