New HIV/AIDS Research
Although tremendous progress has been made in HIV/AIDS treatment and care, the AIDS epidemic is a constantly moving target. More than a million people in the United States are living with HIV. And in fact, the Obama administration has placed a renewed commitment to the epidemic, introducing a new national strategy to address the domestic HIV epidemic.
Yet, alarmingly, 28 years into the epidemic, today, new estimates show that more than half of people with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. – 640,000 – do not have access to treatment and care that can save their lives According to this new survey, there are still significant barriers – personal, societal and structural - that keep people with HIV off treatment.
Kandy Ferree, President & CEO of the National AIDS Fund, comes on the show to discuss these findings.
Since 2007, Kandy Ferree has served as the President and CEO of the National AIDS Fund (NAF), a Washington, DC based organization with 29 Community Partnerships across the United States. In her role at NAF, Ms.Ferree helps the NAF to build strategic philanthropic relationships with foundations, corporations and other national organizations interested in building community capacity toward creating stronger, more sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and care services. Originally from south-central Pennsylvania, Ms. Ferree holds a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies with a minor in Gerontology from Messiah College and a Masters degree in Community Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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