As part of activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of HIV, federal agencies held a series of Live with Leadership sessions with thousandsof participants hosted by Harold J. Phillips, Director of The White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and Dr. Timothy Harrison, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), to reflect upon and honor the anniversary. Please watch the videos below.
- Community Dialogue: June 5th & Long-Term Survivors, featuring Gina Brown, Community Engagement Manager, Southern AIDS Coalition, and Jesse Milan, President and CEO, AIDS United.
- 40 Years of HIV: Federal Leadership, featuring Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.
- 40 Years of Progress: HIV Testing, featuring Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC.
40 Years of Progress – It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic
If you missed it! You can also watch a June 15 video of 40 Years of Progress: It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic Commemorative Dialogue. As many of you know, on June 5th, the world marked 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the five cases. For more information about additional events held to commemorate this anniversary please visit HIV.gov’s 40th Years of Progress page.
Past Live with Leadership Sessions
The Live with Leadership conversations provide community opportunities to hear directly from key HHS and HIV community leaders about new and ongoing work to further the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Sessions in 2021 featured updates from the HIV Research for Prevention Conference and Directors from the NIH discussing links between drug use and HIV. In 2020, the series included conversations held during AIDS 2020, the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, the U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) and a special World AIDS Day edition. Conversations in this series are approximately 20 minutes in length and a great way to hear about EHE and key findings from HIV conferences.