Yesterday we had two Facebook Lives; Kaye Hayes, the Deputy Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases at HHS spoke first with Antigone Dempsey about the Ryan White Program and the importance of data. The second Facebook Live was a conversation with Eugene McCray, MD, Director of Centers of Disease Control's (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Dr. McCray shared highlights of the conference from a CDC perspective including how using HIV surveillance data improves HIV prevention and care services in communities and states (Data to Care) and other tools.
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And tomorrow, stand by for two Facebook Lives: HHS's Corinna Dan will be discussing the impacts of opioids followed by HHS's Kaye Hayes and Gabriel Maldonado from Truevolution wrapping up with an overview of 2018 USCA.
Today at the 2018 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), we covered the topic of treatment as prevention (TasP) by bringing together a panel of three experts to share their perspectives. The Facebook Live discussion included Nate Fecik, MPH and Public Health Advisor from the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS facilitated the conversation with Jesse Milan, Jr., JD, President and CEO of AIDS United; Gina Brown, Community Organizer with the Southern AIDS Coalition; and Bruce Richman, Founder of Prevention Action Campaign. Our Facebook Lives are available on HIV.gov; here is today's video:
For more on USCA, please look for blogs from HIV.gov next week.
[Note from TheBodyPRO: This article was originally published by HIV.gov on Sept. 7, 2018. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]