U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine will speak at the opening plenary of the 2021 U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Registration for USCHA is now open at https://uscha.life/. Press may register with the code MED&19$.
“I started my residency at Mount Sinai in New York City during the early ‘80s and witnessed the HIV/AIDS pandemic firsthand. We’ve made so much progress – from testing to treatments – but there is still a long way to go. We need to increase access to testing and treatment (including PrEP), ensure equitable access, and expand telehealth services,” said Dr. Levine. “NMAC continues to play a critical role towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. I am delighted to speak at the opening plenary session and work with partners and attendees towards a brighter future.”
“Secretary Levine has been a barrier breaker throughout her career in public life as well as a dedicated public servant,” said Paul Kawata, Executive Director of NMAC. “Her experience in public health and as a trans woman has brought a new and much needed voice and knowledge to the federal fight to end the HIV epidemic. We look forward to welcoming her to USCHA and working with her to bring the epidemic to an end.”