Videos from the event

Regina Benjamin on the importance of HIV testing

Regina Benjamin on the importance of HIV testing

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says getting tested for HIV should be as routine as getting your blood pressure checked.
Phil Wilson on healthcare reform

Phil Wilson on healthcare reform

Phil Wilson, founder and director of the Black AIDS Institute, said the single most important thing in the fight against AIDS is to fully implement the Affordable Care Act.
C. Virginia Fields on HIV education

C. Virginia Fields on HIV education

Fields, President of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, said sexual education needs to be comprehensive.
Chris Collins on proactive healthcare

Chris Collins on proactive healthcare

Collins, Vice President and Director of Public Policy at amfAR, said, “People need to come forward and demand the healthcare they deserve.”
Greg Millett on successes and limitations of White House

Greg Millett on successes and limitations of White House

Millett said the Obama administration has gone far and above expectations with regards to AIDS policy. 
Carolyn McAllaster on public health

Carolyn McAllaster on public health

McAllaster, Founder and Director of the Duke AIDS Legal Project, said HIV-criminalization laws need to be repealed.
Kathleen Sebelius on the future of AIDS

Kathleen Sebelius on the future of AIDS

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius talked about treatment as prevention.
Phil Wilson on providing care

Phil Wilson on providing care

Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute, said, “We need to build an army of trained patient navigators.”
Kathie Hiers on early medication

Kathie Hiers on early medication

Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama, said people with HIV should not wait to get sick to take medicine.
Vignetta Charles on HIV-related stigma

Vignetta Charles on HIV-related stigma

Charles, senior Vice President of AIDS United said there is stigma attached to AIDS because “it’s about sex; it’s about drugs; it’s about racism and poverty and homophobia.”
Robert Grant on stigma

Robert Grant on stigma

Grant, endowed investigator at the Institute of Virology and Immunology, UCSF, said stigma is embedded in our language.
Patricia Nalls on need for care for women

Patricia Nalls on need for care for women

Nalls, executive director of The Women’s Collective, said we need an infrastructure built to serve women.

 

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Luis Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation, delivered introductory remarks.
Opening Overview

Opening Overview

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Phil Wilson, and Vignetta Charles discussed AIDS in America.
A closer look at communities in crisis

A closer look at communities in crisis

Kathie Hiers, C. Virginia Fields, Patricia Nalls, and Chris Collins discussed HIV/AIDS and communities in crisis.
Lunchtime interview with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Lunchtime interview with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius talked with Jonathan Capehart about AIDS in America.
Looking ahead, next steps and promising solutions

Looking ahead, next steps and promising solutions

Carolyn McAllaster, Robert Grant, and Greg Millett discussed next steps and solutions to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Photo Gallery

AIDS in America Summit

Washington Post Live hosted a forum on AIDS in America on July 24, 2012.

Speakers

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

Director, NIAID

Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Robert Grant

Robert Grant

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, UCSF

Patricia Nalls

Patricia Nalls

Founder & Executive Director, The Women’s Collective

Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Vice President and Director, Public Policy, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Carolyn McAllaster

Carolyn McAllaster

Founder and Director; Duke AIDS Legal Project; Director, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative

Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

President and CEO, Black AIDS Institute

Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart

Opinion Writer, The Washington Post

C. Virginia Fields

C. Virginia Fields

President and CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

Regina Benjamin

Regina Benjamin

United States Surgeon General

Gregorio Millett

Gregorio Millett

Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Vignetta Charles

Vignetta Charles

Senior Vice President, AIDS United

Kathie Hiers

Kathie Hiers

CEO, AIDS Alabama

Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez

Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, PBS

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Editor, Washington Post Live

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