Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Dr. Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge

Dr. Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge

At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012Exit Disclaimer on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project Exit DisclaimerThey discussed National HIV Awareness Month Exit Disclaimer (NHAM) and the importance of expanding and sustaining the American public’s concern about HIV/AIDS. Dawn highlights several new efforts as a result of NHAM, including support from two Major League Baseball teams.  Watch Exit Disclaimer their brief conversation below. Then, share your ideas for engaging partners from other sectors in the comments section below.



  1. Kkeaty T. Mwachiro says:

    i have ready several articles concernig this problem of hiv/Aids
    but nobody has come with a result of telling the world if they have
    dicovered treatment of the sickness or they about to get the treatment please tell the researchers to update the world with what is going on with the treatment of this bad sickness, if they have discovered Arvs i believe they can also get the treatment of this deadly sickness

  2. My daughter died in 2007 from Aids. A year ago my family started the Dotes Foundation here in Birmingham,AL. I wanted to do this because I found it very disturbing that the talk about HIV/AIDS in the black community is almost non-existence.

    We are using the theme “STOP THE SILENCE” I am finding it very hard to get people to talk about it. Our goal is to Educate, Promote Testing, And support other Aids organizations in my community. What are some of the things that the Dotes Organization can do.

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