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2011-12-01 20:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World AIDS Day and raise awareness about the ongoing epidemic, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco Ferry Building, War Memorial Opera House, and War Memorial Veterans Building will be bathed in red light tonight. <font size="2" face="Arial">(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC16102</font> ) "This is an important visible reminder to...

2011-12-01 16:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, World AIDS Day 2011, the Black AIDS Institute congratulates President Obama for continuing to fulfill his commitment to create an "AIDS-free generation" by making several significant commitments to move us closer to ending the domestic epidemic. First, President Obama acknowledged "the fight is not over--not by a long shot" and that we must persist with our efforts domestically, including in Black America. "When new infections...

2011-12-01 13:00:00

UPCOMING EVENT ALERT IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the <font size="2" face="Arial">AIDS Services Foundation Orange County</font>: WHAT: AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) will lead local observances of World AIDS Day 2011 in a program remembering local residents who have died of HIV/AIDS and the thousands of people who are living with the virus. The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is "Getting to Zero"....

2011-12-01 14:09:00

Praises President Obama for New Domestic AIDS Funding WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AIDS Institute recognizes and observes this year's World AIDS Day theme as one of the most challenging and most promising at the same time: "Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS-Related Deaths." "This year has proven that HIV treatment not only saves lives, but also reduces new infections," said Michael Ruppal, Executive Director of The AIDS...

2011-12-01 11:30:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"> </font><font size="2" face="Arial">WASHINGTON</font>, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This World AIDS Day is marked by some bright spots of hope. According to a recent report from UNAIDS, the epidemic has leveled off, with 2.7 million people becoming newly infected every year, and almost seven million people in treatment that helps them live longer, healthier lives. The picture was very different 20 years ago, when the rate...

2011-12-01 07:30:00

HIV and AIDS funding faces up to 10 percent cuts in coming fiscal year Nearly half a million people would not have access to life-saving drugs WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we approach World AIDS Day, life-saving funding is under attack from multiple fronts, and it couldn't come at a worse time. One of the world's biggest donors, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria canceled its next round of funding, because it couldn't secure enough donations....

2011-11-30 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading House Democratic appropriator for scientific research, issues the following statement on the occasion of World AIDS Day, Thursday, December 1: "It is an incredibly hopeful sign that current and past Presidents will gather on the 24th annual World AIDS Day this Thursday to talk about 'The Beginning of the End of AIDS.' "We all have a role to play in smashing this worldwide scourge. I am pleased...

2011-11-30 12:02:00

Donations to help FIGHT HIV/AIDS NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, December 1st, World AIDS Day, Ticketmaster will donate $.10 from every ticket sold in the United States to fight HIV/AIDS. Proceeds will benefit Lifebeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America. "We are proud to stand alongside Lifebeat on World AIDS Day to help educate music fans about prevention of this deadly disease," said Nathan Hubbard, chief executive officer...

2011-11-30 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, a day the global community observes the impact of the AIDS pandemic worldwide, a coalition of national AIDS organizations announces a complementary effort to address the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic by establishing July 2012 as National HIV Awareness Month. The goal of National HIV Awareness Month is to engage civil society and the private sector in the United States to create and invest in...

2011-11-30 09:55:00

New and Expanded Partnerships Under National Greater Than AIDS Campaign Reach Those Most Affected With Information and Resources MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world marks World AIDS Day (December 1) in this 30th year of the epidemic, Greater Than AIDS announces scaled up partnerships and collaborative efforts with leading media and other corporate allies, community organizations, and state and local health departments to increase...