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HHS Secretary, Department Leaders Attend HIV Meeting at NIH

Secretary Azar is greeted by NIH officials.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar (r) is greeted by (from l) NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, FDA acting commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield.

Photo:  Chris Smith

Secretary Azar speaks at meeting.
Azar discusses the President's initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

Photo:  Chris Smith

Six panelists sit at HIV meeting
Shown seated on the panel are (from l) Redfield, Sharpless, Dr. George Sigounas of HRSA, Radm. Michael Toedt of IHS, Fauci and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz of SAMHSA.

Photo:  Jin Park

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited NIH for the HHS Global-Domestic HIV Meeting: Successes and Challenges Reaching the 95-95-95 Goals. Held June 26 in Bldg. 45's Kirschstein Auditorium, the day-long meeting gathered department leaders to share ideas about common challenges in the HIV response; exchange lessons learned in HIV policy, program, implementation and research across the global and domestic experiences; and create recommendations for further collaboration across HHS. NIH director Dr. Francis Collins opened the meeting with welcoming remarks. Azar discussed the President’s initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

Later, a panel featuring representatives from HHS agencies offered an opportunity for each to highlight contributions and areas of expertise in ending the HIV epidemic, both domestically and globally.

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