New HHS "I am a Work of ART" campaign
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and the Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS plans to launch a national HIV viral suppression campaign this summer 2022 entitled “I am a Work of ART” (WOA). WOA features a diverse group of community members with HIV who share their experiences of getting into HIV care and on antiretroviral therapy. The campaign is part of the “Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.” plan which was announced in 2019 that aims to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. The campaign is designed specifically to reach people with HIV who are not in care or in and out of care to encourage them to stay in care so they can achieve viral suppression and it brings together the resources of the federal government, the expertise of the country’s leading HIV experts, and a diverse group of community members with HIV to promote the benefits of regular HIV care and achieving and maintaining viral suppression through ART. Regionally Speaking host Dee Dotson recently spoke with Kaye Hayes, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) and the Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) about the campaign.