President Obama and Federal Leaders Reflect on 35 Years Of AIDS

Sunday, June 5, marked the 35th anniversary of the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS in the United States. President Obama offered a statement to reflect on this milestone and point out some major accomplishments of his Administration in contributing to HIV/AIDS response. Additionally, sat down with other federal leaders in HIV/AIDS response to hear their reflections on this milestone. Check out these short videos to see these their reflections on how far we’ve come in the last 3.5 decades and where we still need to go. Hear from:

  • Dr. Amy Lansky, Acting Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)
  • Dr. Richard Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP)
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Watch now.


About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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