World AIDS Day 2012: Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation
On December 1, 2012 agencies across the United States federal government joined together to observe World AIDS Day. To demonstrate the theme of "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation" agencies used social media to share policy updates, new data, promote HIV testing, and address HIV stigma.
For World AIDS Day (and every day!) the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is a road map that guides our work in HIV prevention, treatment, and care...and this World AIDS Day was no exception.
In 2011, Secretary Clinton committed our nation to moving towards an AIDS-free generation.
In December 2012, she released the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation. It recommends actions for the US Government work with partners across the world.
The White House commemorated World AIDS Day in multiple ways:
President Obama’s Proclamation and statement.
White House Event: Dr. Grant Colfax and Valerie Jarrett hosted the White House’s live event on November 29. HHS Secretary Sebelius, Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby, NIH NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others spoke to the nation.
White House Twitter Event: Special Assistant to the President Gayle Smith and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett held White House Office Hours #whLIVE.