A Personal Perspective from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

Content From: Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: November 25, 20131 min read


Ron and Edwin ValdiserriThis World AIDS Day is a time of great hope. We continue to see advances in the response to HIV: treatments have improved, and we now have the Affordable Care Act to help meet the healthcare needs of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS.

But in this time of hope, the Federal World AIDS Day theme for this year—Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation—reminds us that we still have more to do.

One thing that helps us to share responsibility and to strengthen results is to focus on HIV’s impact on individuals. That’s why we asked one of HHS’ lead voices on HIV issues to share his personal perspective on the epidemic. Please watch this video with Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy—and then share it with your colleagues and friends.

Please join us in observing the day by participating in #FacingAIDS and sharing the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator. Together, we are making a difference.