AIDS.gov News and Events

New updates of information and resources from AIDS.gov, the gateway to all Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information on prevention, testing, treatment, research programs, polices, and resources.

06/27/2014 12:45 PM
Dear Colleague Letters: National HIV Testing Day 2014

Today is the 20th National HIV Testing Day, a time to act by promoting HIV testing and early diagnosis across the United States. The theme of this annual action day—Take the Test. Take Control.—sends the message that it is time to step up, get tested, and know your status. When a person knows his or her HIV status, they are more likely to take steps to protect their own health and that of their partners.


05/14/2014 02:00 PM
CDC HIV PrEP Guidelines: Why is PrEP Important

Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC's Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, talks about how Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP for HIV prevention is a powerful new tool that has the potential to alter the course of HIV in the United States.


05/14/2014 02:00 PM
CDC HIV PrEP Guidelines: What are the Key Points?

Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC's Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, discusses the key points of CDC's new Guidelines on the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP for HIV prevention.


03/21/2014 09:00 AM
New on AIDS.gov: Campaigns page. A quick guide to current federal HIV & viral hepatitis awareness, prevention, care, and research campaigns.

New on AIDS.gov: Campaigns page. A quick guide to current federal HIV & viral hepatitis awareness, prevention, care, and research campaigns.


03/07/2014 04:00 PM
Dear Colleague Letter about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) by HHS Office on Women's Health Director Nancy C. Lee, M.D.

Dear Colleague Letter about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) by HHS Office on Women’s Health Director Nancy C. Lee, M.D.


01/15/2014 01:00 PM
1-15-14: UPDATED CONENT--AIDS.gov just published an updated page on HIV Prevention and Substance Use/Abuse.

Alcohol and drugs can impair your judgement and affect your ability to make safe choices, putting you at grater risk for HIV.

Learn about how drug use and HIV are related, the HIV risks of different types of drugs, reducing your risk of HIV infection if you use drugs, and the importance of HIV testing for people who use drugs.


11/29/2013 12:01 PM
Presidential Proclamation -- World AIDS Day, 2013

Each year on World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to fight a devastating pandemic. We remember the friends and loved ones we have lost, stand with the estimated 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS, and renew our commitment to preventing the spread of this virus at home and abroad. If we channel our energy and compassion into science-based results, an AIDS-free generation is within our reach.


11/29/2013 12:00 PM
World AIDS Day 2013 - A statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were practically nonexistent, and AIDS was almost invariably fatal. Hope was in short supply, and there seemed to be little reason for optimism. I am grateful that the world is a very different place for the 25th annual World AIDS Day.


09/30/2013 10:01 PM
Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded.

As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov.


07/10/2013 11:00 AM
We've added a new page to our "Staying Healthy with HIV/AIDS" section on the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco use for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Read http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/smoking-tobacco-use/


06/06/2013 09:00 AM
NIH Scientists Discover How HIV Kills Immune Cells

New research by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, reveals how HIV triggers a signal telling an infected immune cell to die. This finding has implications for preserving the immune systems of HIV-infected individuals.


05/13/2013 10:00 AM
Did you know? Approx. 33% of PWLH are coinfected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Learn more on AIDS.gov's page "Hepatitis". Read http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/potential-related-health-problems/hepatitis/


05/06/2013 04:30 AM
We’ve updated our content about the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Check it out. Read http://aids.gov/news-and-events/hepatitis/


05/02/2013 12:30 PM
Did you know? May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.

Learn more about the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Read http://aids.gov/news-and-events/hepatitis/


04/26/2013 05:30 AM
Addressing the Cost of HIV Care

UPDATED: We’ve updated our page, Addressing the Cost of HIV Care in our Find Care and Treatment topic area.


01/16/2013 05:30 AM
HIV Testing in HRSA-Funded Health Center Sites

Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended routine HIV testing-i.e., that patients be tested as a routine part of care and be told they will be tested unless they decline. This approach aims to expand testing to a wider patient population and increase testing rates.


12/01/2012 05:30 AM
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost, but also celebrate the remarkable progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. When the first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988, we could not imagine the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For those diagnosed with HIV infection, the future was bleak.


07/22/2012 03:30 PM
IHS announces tribal HIV/STD training kit and guide

To help stop the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Indian Health Service (IHS) supported the development of a Tribal HIV/STD Training Kit and Policy Guide. The training kit gives tribes and tribal organizations information on how to work with tribal council members, school boards, health directors, and other partnering programs on ways to prevent the transmission of HIV and STDs.


07/16/2012 03:30 PM
FDA approves first drug for reducing the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners. Truvada, taken daily, is to be used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually-acquired HIV infection in adults at high risk.


07/13/2012 09:30 AM
AIDS.gov adds new page on Employment in the Staying Healthy with HIV section.

AIDS.gov adds new page on Employment in the Staying Healthy with HIV section. Content provided by our partners at the U.S. Department of Labor.