White House Appoints New Director of National AIDS Policy
March 14, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
President Obama announced today that Grant Colfax, MD, will take the helm of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). The Office is charged with reducing the number of HIV infections in the United States and coordinating care and treatment for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Colfax previously led the efforts of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s HIV Prevention Section. In that role, Colfax helped the city greatly expand its HIV testing and treatment efforts. He also brings with him experience in HIV testing strategies and prevention interventions.
ONAP is currently executing a national strategy to aggressively tackle and reduce the number of HIV infections and provide more effective treatment. HRC supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and was part of the coalition of groups that called on the administration to make a historic commitment to fighting the epidemic in the U.S.
HRC looks forward to working with Dr. Colfax as he strives to follow through on the President’s commitment to end the epidemic and bring us to closer to an AIDS free generation.
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