International AIDS Conference Day 5: Dr. Valdiserri Speaks with Dr. Kevin Fenton from the CDC

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 23, 20101 min read


Throughout this International AIDS ConferenceExit Disclaimer in Vienna, I have been fortunate to connect with colleagues old and new. Yesterday I spoke with my friend and colleague, Dr. Kevin Fenton, the Director for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Fenton and I spoke about some new case studies the CDC presented on at this year's conference. The first study focused on poverty in the United States. It is one of the largest studies ever examining the relationship between low socio-economic status, race, and HIV/AIDS. Another study Dr. Fenton presented on highlighted new data and research coming out surrounding the safety of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).