Following his plenary remarks at the opening of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment on August 23, NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci joined us for a Facebook Live session with HRSA’s Letitia Robinson. Dr. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Robinson is Senior Advisor at HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, which is hosting the conference.
They discussed the important role that the providers in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program play in ensuring that the significant advances in HIV science get translated for and delivered to the clients who need them. Dr. Fauci observed that getting a much greater proportion of people living with HIV successfully through the HIV care continuum so that they achieve and sustain viral suppression is key to ending the epidemic. He commended the Ryan White program’s significant contribution to this goal given the high rate of viral suppression achieved among its clients. He encouraged the 2,400 participants and everyone else involved in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to continue their important work.
Watch their conversation here.