HIVMA Chair Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, Response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2022 to 2025:
On this World AIDS Day, HIVMA welcomes the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s 2022 National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will provide an important road map for ending HIV as an epidemic in the United States. We applaud the revamped strategy’s attention to addressing the structural barriers to health care that have long fueled the HIV epidemic and have been exposed more broadly by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need for an expanded and more diverse workforce. We must now ensure it brings with it the momentum, policy change and resources necessary to accelerate efforts to end the HIV epidemic given the time and gains lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also must do all we can to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us by expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines globally and supporting COVID-19 vaccine uptake and equitable access for people with HIV around the world.