White House’s Harold Phillips Discusses 2023 Priorities

Content From: HIV.govPublished: January 20, 20232 min read



WatchExit Disclaimer HIV.gov’s latest FYI video below with Harold Phillips, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), about centering the HIV response with equity and accelerating the response to end the HIV epidemic – as he outlines his priorities for 2023.

 Priorities include:

  • Focusing on equity
  • Increasing HIV testing
  • Ramping up PrEP Use – including a National PrEP program
  • Fully funding EHE
  • Using implementation science and research to enact programs


WatchExit Disclaimer the video to also hear about ONAP’s World AIDS Day event and Mr. Phillips’ remarks on the conversation between public and private partners.

“We held a meeting with the Health Action Alliance of probably close to 15 to 20 businesses who are all sharing ways they are enhancing their response to the HIV epidemic,” he said. “The businesses really came to the table to think about both what the community needs are in light of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and things that they could do to really help jumpstart us forward and continue reaching and achieving our goals.”

Mr. Phillips also emphasized the importance of comprehensive services like those offered by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and closed with a call to action.

“I also want to encourage all of us to do what we can locally in our communities to both accelerate the HIV response and to elevate the conversations about HIV discrimination, stigma and HIV criminalization,” he said.