International AIDS Conference: Dr. Valdiserri talks to Ambassador Eric Goosby

Content From: Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: July 26, 20101 min read

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On July 22, 2010, during the International AIDS ConferenceExit Disclaimer, I talked with Ambassador Eric Goosby, who serves as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and who oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.

PEPFAR is the United States’ response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic—but I was interested in getting Dr. Goosby’s impression of what the news coming from the conference might mean for those working on HIV/AIDS in the United States.

I also asked him to share his impressions about the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy and to give those of us responding to the domestic epidemic some advice, based on his work in the thirty-one PEPFAR partner countries.