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The Role of Science in Helping Achieve the Vision of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Summary: 
Ronald Valdiserri and Grant Colfax discuss the role science plays in helping us achieve the vision of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as some of the important findings being announced at 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from blog.aids.gov

While at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week, I was pleased to sit down with Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy. We discussed the role science plays in helping us achieve the vision of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as some of the important findings being announced at CROI 2013 including a focus on the treatment cascade and research on next generation treatments and prevention methods. Watch our conversation below.

 

To read abstracts from presentations or view presentations on the topics they discussed, visit the conference website.

Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.