More Conversations from USCA: HHS HIV Leaders Discuss Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
The opening plenary session at the 2019 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) featured conversations with several leaders from the community and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. After speaking in front of a ballroom with more than 2,000 individuals from across the nation, three of the plenary panelists from HHS joined us to share highlights from the plenary. Kaye Hayes, Principal Deputy Director of the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, moderated the conversation with:
- Dr. Laura W. Cheever, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration;
- RADM Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service; and
- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Each of these federal agencies is playing a critical role in implementing the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative and are working collaboratively with grantees and other stakeholders to align programs, funding, research, and services to achieve the national goal of reducing new HIV infections by 90% by 2030. The annual USCA conference is convened by NMAC, formerly the National Minority AIDS Council, bringing together thousands of community leaders and HIV advocates to learn the latest information and build skills to provide effective HIV prevention and treatment services.