The following information is put out by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to acknowledge our progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world and renew our commitment to a future free of HIV. This year’s theme, Leadership. Commitment. Impact., calls leaders to strengthen their commitment to using evidence-based HIV interventions, prevention tools, and testing efforts to help us stop HIV.
The FDA U.S. Food & Drug Administration is promoting it’s ‘Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign’ by mobilizing women of diverse backgrounds to participate in HIV clinical research.
- Sign up to help us raise awareness about diverse women in clinical trials.
- Link to the website: www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials.
Globally, an estimated 36.7 million persons are living with HIV/AIDS. Each year, more than 1 million people die from AIDS-related causes and 2.1 million people become newly infected by HIV. Two-thirds of new HIV infections worldwide occur in sub-Saharan Africa. As a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) , CDC works side by side with Ministries of Health, community groups, and other partners in more than 50 countries(http://www.cdc.gov/globalhivtb/) to combat HIV, and ultimately, bring an end to the epidemic worldwide.