Experts Available to Comment: State of the Union Announcement on Campaign to Halt HIV Transmission in the United States by 2030

Article ID: 707568

Released: 5-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 6, 2019) – In President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 5, he vowed to launch an initiative to stop new HIV infections in the United States by 2030, a goal that public health experts say will require aggressive action but is well within reach. More than a million people are living with HIV today, and there are about 40,000 new infections diagnosed every year in the United States.

If you are planning to cover the administration’s campaign to halt HIV transmission in the next decade, the George Washington University (GW) has experts available to comment.

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, is a professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). He has been studying HIV since the epidemic first began in the 1980s and currently serves as the director of the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR).

Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Milken Institute SPH. She can talk about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C. and efforts to combat it in DC and nationally.

Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Milken Institute SPH. She can discuss HIV prevention and other topics.

To interview these experts, please contact Kathy Fackelmann at 202-994-8354, kfackelmann@gwu.edu or Mina Radman at 202-486-2529, mradman@gwu.edu.

Gary Simon, MD, is the Walter G. Ross Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Tropical Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He diagnosed the first recognized HIV/AIDS patient in Washington, D.C. and can speak to continued treatment, clinical work, and research in the nearly 40 years since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  

To interview Gary Simon, please contact Lisa Anderson at 202-994-3121, lisama2@gwu.edu.

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