U.S. Government Agencies, Blogs Recognize World AIDS Day; PEPFAR Announces Latest Results

White House Office of National AIDS Policy: Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS
Tanya Somanader, deputy director of digital content in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, discusses U.S. HIV/AIDS activities through PEPFAR and other initiatives abroad and in the U.S. (12/1).

White House: FACT SHEET: Focus, Partner, Achieve — the U.S. Commitment to Addressing HIV/AIDS
This fact sheet discusses U.S. leadership in reaching an AIDS-free generation (12/1).

U.S. Department of State: New U.S. Government Initiatives Accelerate Efforts to End the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic PEPFAR Focuses on Strategic Partnerships and Smart Investments to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation
This media note states, “Today, PEPFAR announced new initiatives that will advance the global HIV/AIDS response, including those aimed at young women, adolescent girls, children, health systems, and data transparency…” (12/1).

U.S. Department of State: PEPFAR Announces Latest Results in U.S. Government’s Contribution to the HIV/AIDS Response
“…As of September 30, 2014, PEPFAR is supporting life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 7.7 million men, women, and children (of which, 4.5 million are receiving direct support and an additional 3.2 million are benefiting from essential technical support to partner countries). This is a four and a half-fold increase since the start of the Obama Administration…” (12/1).

U.S. Department of State: Remarks at a World AIDS Day Event
The agency presents a transcript of remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a Washington, D.C., World AIDS Day event (12/1).

USAID: USAID Celebrates World AIDS Day 2014
“As the year draws to a close, we look back at the amazing impact that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and our implementing partners have had worldwide,” the page states and includes links to several resources (12/1).

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Working With Africans To Focus, Partner, Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, discusses the Bureau of African Affairs’ work on HIV/AIDS, especially tackling stigma (12/1).

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Key Populations Essential to Realize AIDS-Free Generation
David Stanton, director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, writes about the importance of focusing on key populations in order to achieve an AIDS-free generation (12/1).

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