AIDS United Supports Selection of Dr. Grant Colfax to Lead Office of National AIDS Policy

(Washington, D.C., March 14, 2012) — AIDS United supports the appointment of Grant Colfax, M.D. from San Francisco to head the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

Dr. Colfax is currently assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF and the director of HIV Prevention and Research for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  He has worked on pioneering new strategic approaches to expand HIV testing and fortify linkages and retention in care.

Victor Barnes, AIDS United Interim President & CEO, said, “Dr. Colfax’s dedication to innovation in combining new and old prevention models, including treatment as prevention, as well as his commitment to strengthening linkages to and retention in HIV care for our populations most vulnerable to the epidemic, are well-aligned with AIDS United’s strategic priorities for the next several years.”

“The board and staff of AIDS United, along with our stakeholders across the country, congratulate Dr. Colfax on his appointment as Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy,” said Douglas Brooks, Chair of AIDS United’s Board of Trustees.  “We look forward to working with him to continue the work of implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.