HIV/AIDS panel gets new members
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 8, 2010
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Feb. 1 announced the appointment of 24 new members to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
The council is composed of researchers, physicians and community leaders that provide advice to the president on HIV/AIDS policy issues. The chair of the council, Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, was appointed in August 2009.
"We often speak about HIV/AIDS as if it's only going on somewhere else, but we face a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic in America," President Obama said. "That's why last year my administration began crafting a new national HIV/AIDS strategy."
The council met for the first time under the Obama administration on Feb. 2 in Washington.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/02/08/gvbf0208.htm.