Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), talked with Mr. Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , about the upcoming annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). NMAC convenes USCA, which will take place from September 8-11. Watch their conversation below to learn more.
This year, USCA will focus on two major themes: the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and the need to improve the continuum of HIV care . The conference will also devote special attention to HIV/AIDS in the southern region of the U.S.
USCA brings together service providers, healthcare professionals, advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers to “build national support networks, exchange the latest information, and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.” The issues of the continuum of HIV care and ACA are critical and support the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.