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International Aids Conference

TONIGHT: Rufus Wainwright At Wolf Trap

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 24 1. Rufus Wainwright At Wolf Trap A crooner that appeals to both indie rock and Liza Minelli fans, Wainwright is able to...

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton Poses With Elton John

Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Legendary musician Sir Elton John is visiting Washington to raise awareness about AIDS. He was a keynote speaker at the International AIDS Awareness C...

Racial Privilege and Common Struggle

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The LGBT community reflects the diversity of society as a whole: white gays have more wealth and privilege and less history of oppression to overcome than their black counterparts. This has been a sore point for a long time.

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Lawrence Stallworth, II | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC
Lawrence Stallworth, II

My generation is the first to never know a world without HIV and AIDS. But we will be the generation that will help the world believe in and achieve a future where this epidemic is only a memory.

PHOTOS: Cradle Project Art Looks At AIDS Orphans

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As the International AIDS Conference this week focuses primarily on adults who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, a local art school will s...

HIV/AIDS and the Public Health Crisis in Our Communities: The Time for Action Is Now

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

After all, the HIV virus knows the value of bottom-up, systemic action. Whether it's affecting our bodies or our global public health agenda, each cellular community can be a part of the problem -- or a vital part of the solution.

Africa Revisited

Stephen Sinacore | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC
Stephen Sinacore

Africa is at a critical juncture. With new signs of economic progress, it is possible to envision a much different future for the continent. However, we are not there yet.

Making AIDS History: Achieving an HIV-Free Generation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Of great concern right now is that the remarkable progress toward ending AIDS that has been made over the past decades is being threatened by a decline in resources and the threat of budget cuts to support HIV research and services worldwide.

Phil Donahue At Lutheran Church Of Reformation: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 23 1. A Conversation With Phil Donahue And Screening Of "Body Of War" At Lutheran Church Of Reformation Journalist and talk...

Reflections on a Pandemic: From Despair to Hope

Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D.

At the XIX International AIDS Conference coming up this week in Washington D.C., the main question will be this: Do we have the political will to finally make antiretroviral drugs available to all who need them?

International AIDS Conference Opens At Key Turning Point

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine – and the U.S. is donating an extra $150 million ...

AIDS 2012: Prayers For Hope, Healing And An End To AIDS

Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

The 19th International AIDS Conference is being held over the next few day in Washington, D.C with hopes that this year may be a turning point in the ...

PHOTOS: AIDS Quilt, Global Conference Return To D.C.

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The world's largest AIDS conference returned to the U.S. on Sunday with a plea against complacency at a time when the epidemic is a...

What Has Changed In 25 Years Since D.C. Last Hosted The International AIDS Conference?

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 09.21.2012 | Impact
John-Manuel Andriote

When the international AIDS conference was last held in Washington, D.C., in June 1987, "only" 36,000 Americans had been diagnosed with the fatal illn...

We Can End AIDS

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending the suffering from AIDS is possible in our lifetime. To know it's possible, one need only to see how the investment and the life-saving treatments and drugs that followed it have stalled a once booming coffin making business in Southern Africa.

Don't Expect a Thank You, Kansas

Laurie Garrett | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Laurie Garrett

In a few days some 25,000 people from all over the world will amass in Washington for the International AIDS Conference, the first gathering of the HIV/AIDS community inside the United States since 1990.

A Rallying Cry

Janaye Ingram | Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices
Janaye Ingram

"Is marching still effective in 2012?" Yes. The problem is most people see no use for it until they are REALLY distressed by something and then they are motivated to march and rally.

LGBT People of Faith at the International AIDS Conference

Rev. Rebecca Voelkel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Rebecca Voelkel

Many days, I am faced with so many possible things to do that I get overwhelmed. What is the right thing to do? What is the just thing to do? What is the faithful thing to do? Right now, there is a clear answer to all of these questions.

Robin Wilkey

'Beginning Of The End Of The AIDS Epidemic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's a good month for AIDS research in San Francisco. This weekend marks the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco, an event that r...

Reducing The Misconceptions Surrounding HIV/AIDS

Isabelle Luzuriaga | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Isabelle Luzuriaga

As a recent high school graduate and an unofficial ambassador for Accordia, I hope to set a good example for other young people who share my commitment to spreading the truth about HIV/AIDS.

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at Two: The Beginnings of Reform, and a Glimpse of Success

Chris Collins | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Collins

On the second anniversary of this country's first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, it's worth thinking about what has gone right, and where we go next.

AIDS-free Generation? Not Without Women

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Five years ago, women overtook men as the majority of people in the world living with HIV. They've held on to that majority and started to take over other areas as well.

Researchers Show Newfound Optimism On AIDS

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 2...

Preparing President Obama for the International AIDS Conference, July 2012

David Holtgrave | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
David Holtgrave

The next four months are a critical time for the Administration, the International AIDS Conference, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. We might ask a familiar question: We know what to do, but will we do it?

President Obama, Will You Heed Archbishop Tutu's Call to Action?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Are we confident that U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis will acknowledge the evidence about what is possible and rise to this challenge? Will President Obama heed Archbishop Tutu's call to action and do his part to end AIDS?