Are You Settling For Less Than You Deserve?

Virginia Clark, Guest Author There's a big difference between being accommodating and ignoring your needs. Being single can be frustrating. It can make us feel lonely and sad as we watch our friends pair up and settle down. It might make us feel hopeless and wonder if it will ever be our turn. But that's no reason to settle for a relationship that isn't giving what you want or what you deserve. Settling for less is an epidemic with women. We will settle for less than we deserve in our … [Read more...]

Secretary Hilary Clinton Marks the 30th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton marked the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, releasing the following statement: “As we commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States, we take time to remember those who have been affected by this devastating disease and recommit ourselves to eradicating this terrible scourge. “When HIV/AIDS was first identified in the 1980s, the world was shocked by how fast the epidemic spread as we struggled to find … [Read more...]

Michelle Samplin-Salgado – Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

      Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day    By Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact on a specific … [Read more...]

Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Stigma - 30 Years Into the Epidemic   Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN. The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and treatment issues. Stigma is a critical issue addressed by The National HIV/AIDS Strategy as … [Read more...]

Meico Whitlock, AIDS.gov Fellow – Foursquare

    Foursquare: Where are We on World AIDS Day?       Yesterday, on World AIDS Day, we re-dedicated ourselves to raising awareness about an epidemic that has claimed far too many lives. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the many tools we use to reach our audience and whether they are appropriate for the messages we are trying to communicate. Since there has been a great deal of buzz about global positional systems, or GPS-enabled applications and services that determine your … [Read more...]

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