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Azar Announces Chairs for HIV Advisory Panel

Dec. 11, 2018, 10:25 PM

An unfilled presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS is a little less empty after the appointment of two new chairs.

Carl Schmid, deputy executive director of The AIDS Institute, and John Wiesman, Secretary of Health for Washington state, will lead the panel after President Donald Trump fired its members one year ago. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Dec. 11, days after the HIV/AIDS advisory panel set its first meeting for March 2019.

Azar also announced there will be additional funding available for HIV research collaborations between community organizations and the federal government.

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