Yesterday marked thirty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States. This Wednesday, June 8th at 10am EST, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Human Services will host a live videocast of a symposium in Washington, DC, "Commemorating 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS". You can watch the event at: www.hhs.gov/live. The event will "honor the leadership of countless civil servants, scientists, doctors, and community advocates in our 30 year fight against AIDS...It's our hope to not only commemorate past leadership in this collective effort, but to inspire current and future leaders to continue the fight." Speakers will include:
- Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Dazon Dixon Diallo, Founder & CEO, SisterLove, Inc.
- Mark Dybul, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, The O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University; former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
- Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Helene Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., President & CEO, CARE-USA; Chair, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
- Daniel Montoya, Deputy Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council; Co-Chair, Federal AIDS Prevention Policy Group