The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the agency has officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government’s leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov. The announcement coincides with the 36th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first report of the initial cases of what would become known as AIDS. The name change reflects major scientific advances that have transformed an almost universally fatal disease to a condition that, if diagnosed and treated early and continuously, can be controlled and prevented from progressing to AIDS. In fact, there are more people living with HIV in the United States now than people living with AIDS.
To learn more about our name change and the reasons behind it, join HHS for a Facebook Live discussion on Wednesday, June 7, at 12:00 p.m. (ET), with Dr. Richard Wolitski, Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Jesse Milan, Jr., President & CEO of AIDS United, and Kaye Hayes, Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.