Representatives of most of the 57 jurisdictions prioritized in Phase I of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America gathered for a full-day meeting with representatives from several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies just prior to the start of the 2019 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC.
View their conversation below:
Following that meeting, Kaye Hayes, Principal Deputy Director of the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, spoke with two of the participants in the meeting, Marlene McNeese and Antigone Dempsey, about key themes and issues discussed at the meeting. Marlene is the Bureau Chief for the HIV Prevention Program at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services where she is helping develop and implement that jurisdiction’s Ending the HIV Epidemic plan. Antigone is the Director of the Division of Policy and Data at the HIV/AIDS Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA/HAB). HAB administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and is supporting grantees in developing their plans to end the HIV epidemic.
Also joining that meeting were representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS and representatives from several national associations and advocacy organizations, all with a keen interest in this national initiative.