Harold Phillips, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), recently spoke with HIV.gov about the U.S. government's theme for World AIDS Day, Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone's Voice.
Harold provided an overview of the meaning of this year's theme and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to promote equity. Watch the conversation here.
Harold shared the Administration’s priorities to strengthen efforts to end the HIV epidemic “This year's NHAS strategy includes goals, objectives, and strategies that can help us end the HIV epidemic. Our federal departments and agencies and programs that were involved in the strategy development will also be submitting implementation plans.”
Harold also emphasized that people currently living with HIV or at risk for HIV will assist with planning, service delivery, and research on how best to meet the needs of populations with HIV disparities. "Everyone—those who have lived experience where the social determinates of health have influenced their health and put them at risk are invited to be a part of the planning, program and service delivery."
Please follow the HIV.gov blog for more conversations with Harold Phillips. Read about Harold's appointment to lead ONAP.