On May 7th, our Director of Prevention, Jean Redmann participated in a congressional briefing organized by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about “The Current Landscape of HIV Prevention.” Ms. Redmann represented not just NO/AIDS, but community based organizations across the country. She was joined by three other panelists:
• Jonathan Mermin, MD – Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• Dawn Fukuda – Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS at Massachusettes Department of Public Health
• Monica Sweeny, MD – Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
The other three panelists offered their insights on that state of the epidemic in the United States, tactics used, provided statistics and explained why HIV prevention is so important.
Ms. Redmann talked about the people we see; she put a human face on the epidemic. Please download the below document to read all of Jean Redmann’s remarks.Remarks for Congressional Briefing on HIV Prevention (71.9 KiB)