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National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS.

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS.

That’s how long it has been since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. HIV is still a reality for more than 1.1 million Americans. One of every five people living with HIV in the U.S. doesn’t know it.

December 1, World AIDS Day, i30 years

December 1, World AIDS Day, is an opportunity to take action. Through Facing AIDS 2011, you and your community can help reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS.


30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS


World AIDS Day December 1:

Leading with Science, Uniting for Action

December 1, World AIDS Day, i

“The State and Future of HIV/AIDS” Webinar/Conference Call

On June 15, hosted a webinar/conference call with key government leaders who provided an update on where we are with the HIV epidemic and where we are going. Learn more about the webinar.

Download and view slides here (PDF, 1.14 MB) >>

Click here for the podcast and a transcript of the event.



June 5, 2011 marked 30 years since the CDC’s MMWR reported the first cases of AIDS in the U.S. Learn how we observed this day.

30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the US


Video Chat with the White House
On June 1, hosted a live video chat with the White House to recognize “30 Years of AIDS”.

Open for Questions: 30 Years of AIDS

Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley and Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach host a special live discussion on the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic.

Watch These Retrospective Videos:

NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci discusses the history of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

SisterLove founder Dazon Dixon Diallo discusses 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Dr. Jeffrey Levi of the Trust for America’s Health talks about the U.S. response to HIV/AIDS.

Phill Wilson of Black AIDS Institute reflects on 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Dr. James Curran talks about the history of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Dr. Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, gives his perspective on 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Look Back at the Epidemic

Read and share this 30 years of AIDS timeline from

Timelines From a Federal Perspective

  • CDC (PDF 106 KB) – Reflections by K. De Cock, H. Jaffe and J. Curran
  • FDA – for advances in drug availability
  • HRSA – for history of the Ryan White Program: timeline and a video
  • NIH – for advances in research
  • USAID – for its global milestones

Timelines From a Community Perspective

For even more timelines, has created a compiled list of timelines(PDF 1.6 MB)

Learn about the National Museum of American History 30 years of AIDS exhibit.

Join the Conversation on Twitter, Blogs, Videos, & Other Online Spaces

Read Press Statements

Read and share these statements from government leaders:

Take Part in Other Activities

Agencies across the Federal government organized additional events and activities.

Looking for more ways you can take action around World AIDS Day (December 1)? Here are a few simple, powerful, and engaging ways:

Join the Facing AIDS Initiative

Share the badge

Join in Facing AIDS for World Aids Day. December 1, 2010

Share photos and messages in the Facing AIDS photo gallery.

By putting our faces to AIDS, we can help reduce the stigma around HIV and promote HIV testing.

Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

In July 2010, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS StrategyRead the Strategy [PDF 1.34 MB] and talk about it with your friends and colleagues.

What can you do to make it real in your community?

Share HIV testing information

Share HIV testing information

Use and share the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Locator and add the widget to your website or blog.

You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT”
(566948) or visit .

Posters and Tools


Download these posters and the World AIDS Day logo. Get fact sheetsabout the epidemic and other resources.

Blog About It Blog

Write a blog post about why you choose to Face AIDS.

Not a blogger? Comment on someone else’s blog post or ask your favorite blogger to write about HIV.

Learn more about World AIDS Day.


Twitter bird holding Facing AIDS sign

Share information on Twitter about how you’re taking action for World AIDS Day (and beyond!)

Use the official hashtag #WAD2011.

You Can Also Plan or Join a Local Event

Looking for information about other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days?

Visit the Awareness Days page and join the National Observances online community.

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