U.S. Agencies, UNAIDS Recognize World AIDS Day 2015

AIDS.gov: Live White House Webcast for World AIDS Day — December 1st
In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the White House will webcast its World AIDS Day event live. “The event will focus on this year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now…” (11/23).

AIDS.gov: Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message and More
Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV and Infectious Disease Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), writes, “In preparation for World AIDS Day 2015, AIDS.gov spoke with Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy.” The blog post features video interviews with Ambassador Birx, where she discusses World AIDS Day and the U.S. response to the epidemic, including PEPFAR’s new HIV prevention and treatment targets. The blog post also contains a video message from Ronald Valdiserri, deputy assistant secretary for health and infectious diseases and director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS (11/23).

UNAIDS: UNAIDS Executive Director delivers his World AIDS Day 2015 message
In his 2015 World AIDS Day message, UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé discusses the world’s commitment “to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals” (12/1).