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World AIDS Day 2012

November 29, 2012 Print ShareThis

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World AIDS Day 2012 is Saturday, December 1. This year's theme is "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation." 

Dear Colleagues:

Please see these highlights of important information and please view the recording of today’s announcement of the PEPFAR “Blueprint,” which provides a roadmap for how the U.S. government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation, which was streamed live at 10:30 am ET on Thursday, November 29th. The video and transcript of this announcement is available at The video and transcript from the White House event, which took place today from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET, will be available at

In recognition of over 20 years of HOPWA activities, HUD appreciates the many efforts in your communities to make good use of HOPWA resources and to strengthen area HIV/AIDS housing and services partnerships to rapid rehouse persons experiencing homelessness and reduce risks of homelessness for other vulnerable households. These program resources offer permanent housing support along with access to care coordination—and in coming months, our partnerships can expect to involve new efforts to access to expanded treatment and health-care coverage for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Please join in these USG events. 

HOPWA Financial Management Online Training – passing scores!

The office also extends its thanks to the many persons who have put time and effort into completing online training that is essential to good management of HOPWA resources. As reported on the HRE site, a chart displays the individuals who have passed the certification test–as of November 1, 2012, a total of 447 people from 42 states have passed this course with a score of 80% or better. This online course remains available–to access the training and the related manual, visit the HOPWA Financial Management Training page on the HRE. Please share this link with others.

Thank you for your commitment to the successful use of HOPWA resources.

David Vos
Office of HIV/AIDS Housing

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Unveils The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation
On Thursday, November 29, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton commemorated World AIDS Day 2012 and unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. Secretary Clinton was joined by Ambassador Eric P. Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The event took place at 10:30 am in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State and will be available on web links. Secretary Clinton was joined by:

  • Ambassador Eric P. Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director
  • Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
  • Florence Ngobeni-Allen, Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

This event was streamed live at and will be available on archived links. For updates, follow PEPFAR on Twitter @PEPFAR. Follow the conversation on Twitter under the hashtags: #PEPFARBlueprint; #WAD12; #SecClinton. For more information on PEPFAR visit:

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Facing AIDS Initiative invites you to share photos and messages about why you are Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day. The Facing AIDS photo-sharing initiative allows people around the world to address HIV stigma. With the release of the Facing AIDS iPhone/iPad app, you no longer need a pen or paper to participate. You can Download, Snap, Write, and Share to the gallery at If you have an Android phone or other device, you can continue to use the website to upload your pictures. Watch this new video to learn more.

CDC’s Vital Signs
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the new edition of Vital Signs, which includes a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing, and Risk Behaviors Among Youths—United States. There also is an accompanying fact sheet, HIV Among Youth in the US—Protecting a Generation.

These Vital Signs publications highlight the impact of HIV on youth in the United States and the importance of age-appropriate HIV education; HIV testing; and linkage to care, treatment and other prevention services. This report and other Vital Signs editions are specifically designed to bring focus to important data and information and provide action steps that can be taken at the local, tribal, territorial, state, and national levels.