Richard Wolitski, Ph.D.
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"I am excited about one of the newest reasons on the long list of reasons to get tested," Richard Wolitski writes on National HIV Testing Day, "the prevention benefits of HIV treatment that suppresses viral load."
Overall new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. have gone down from 2010 to 2014, but we still have a long way to go to reach the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy target.
"When we talk about HIV testing and treatment, it isn't always as simple as just telling people to get tested or into care," writes Richard Wolitski, Ph.D.
Getting tested is only the beginning -- for people who test positive, it is (or should be) the entry point into HIV care and treatment. For those who test negative, it's part of an ongoing process of staying that way.
The first series of HIV.gov's new digital storytelling project focuses on the real-life stories of five black gay men -- a group that has been disproportionately affected by HIV.
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day is a day when we all should stop and pause for a moment to reflect on the importance of our nation's young people and the impact that HIV continues to have on their lives.
"In many ways, the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS reminds me of the efforts and action that took place in the earliest years of the epidemic," Richard Wolitski writes.
"What haunts me the most are my memories of being a volunteer HIV testing counselor in the late 1980s and early 1990s," writes Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., as he reflects on this year's World AIDS Day.
"We're at the start of something new, something important, that's just starting to catch fire," Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., writes. "I can't tell you how many conversations I had with government, national and community leaders last week at USCA about wh...
"Viral suppression reflects not only the quality of medical care, but also how well we are supporting people living with HIV to live long, healthy, and happy lives," writes Richard Wolitski, Ph.D. "Increasing viral suppression is the single most impo...