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Harold J. Phillips appointed director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy
--From a press release
2021-06-05

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Statement from Jeffrey S. Crowley, distinguished scholar and director of the Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center:

I applaud President Biden's appointment of Harold J. Phillips to serve as the director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). The HIV epidemic is a complex and pressing problem, and requires addressing multiple health care, legal, and social services issues together with confronting the marginalization and discrimination experienced by the communities most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. ONAP plays an essential role by coordinating the federal response and extending presidential leadership to this critical global challenge. Having led the development of President Obama's first National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010, I was gratified when President Biden committed to re-establishing ONAP and developing a new National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Harold's demonstrated leadership makes him the right person to ensure that the Biden-Harris administration moves aggressively to meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.

Jeffrey S. Crowley is a distinguished scholar and director of the Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. From 2009 to 2011, he served as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy for President Barack Obama.


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