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U.S. Government Blogs Recognize World AIDS Day

AIDS.gov blog: TODAY: Live webcast of the White House World AIDS Day Event
“…The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s federal theme, ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation’…” (12/1).

AIDS.gov blog: Conversations in 2014: The Global Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
“In the lead-up to our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are reflecting on some of the stories that generated interest on our blog in 2014. [Here] we look back at some posts about global efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and move us closer to achieving the goal of an AIDS-free generation…” (11/26).

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World AIDS Day 2014: Closer to an AIDS-Free Generation
Shannon Hader, director of the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS, writes, “…The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 — ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation’ — reflects the drive to focus on interventions proven to work and to partner with a broad range of stakeholders to achieve control of the HIV epidemic and, ultimately, an AIDS-free generation. CDC plays a key role in fighting the epidemic…” (11/30).

White House: Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014
In a proclamation, U.S. President Barack Obama states, “…As a Nation, we have made an unwavering commitment to bend the curve of the HIV epidemic, and the progress we have seen is the result of countless people who have shared their stories, lent their strength, and led the fight to spare others the anguish of this disease. Today, we remember all those who lost their battle with HIV/AIDS, and we recognize those who agitated and organized in their memory. On this day, let us rededicate ourselves to continuing our work until we reach the day we know is possible — when no child has to know the pain of HIV/AIDS and no life is limited by this virus…” (11/29).

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