Models to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

As you get ready to attend the United States Conference on AIDS (http://www.2012USCA.org), here is a potential new model for HIV prevention and care services to be discussed at this year’s meeting.  Hopefully, this will be one of many models to review.  This model incorporates the recent bio-medical advancements [e.g. Treatment as Prevention (TasP), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), […]

Committed to a Cure for HIV

In 1992, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation did an amazing campaign called “Be Here For The Cure”. It was a beacon of hope during a very dark time in our epidemic.  I’m not sure any of us really believed there would be a cure, but we needed to hold on to something while the world was falling apart around […]

Washington Post AIDS in America Forum Shines Light on the “Invisible Epidemic” of HIV/AIDS

On Tuesday, July 24th, The Washington Post, along with the Ford Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation held a half-day forum titled “AIDS in America: The Invisible Epidemic.”  Timed to coincide with the International AIDS Conference, the forum was an important opportunity to examine and identify strategies to slow the rate of infection – especially […]

International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV/AIDS Works to Combat Epidemic Among Native Populations

The two-day International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV/AIDS kicked off on Friday, July 20, with the mission of galvanizing energy and engagement leading into this year’s International AIDS Conference. Hosting representatives from over 100 distinct indigenous populations from 14 different countries, the event highlighted the astonishing dedication of government officials, NGOs and private citizens from around […]

Ending the Epidemic: Declaration to end AIDS in America

Blue Ribbon Panel The momentum to bring an end to HIV is coalescing, we’re asking everyone to commit in writing to ending the epidemic.  Will you sign the Declaration to END AIDS in America?  A Blue Ribbon Panel will draft the treatise.  The Declaration will crystallize our values and beliefs on how to take the science of Treatment as Prevention (TasP), High Impact Prevention (HIP), and Combination Prevention and make […]

Ending the Epidemic: A Shared Legacy

          Happy Pride! In June of 1969, patrons/drag queens at the Stonewall Inn in New York City stood up and fought back against police harassment that had become all too common in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Their bravery sparked the modern gay rights movement and is the reason that June […]