30 Years of AIDS: Dr. Jeffrey Levi from Trust for America’s Health

September 6, 2011
by Mindy Nichamin

In the third installment of our six-week video seriesTrust for America’s Health Exit Disclaimer Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Levi discusses 30 years of AIDS in the United States. Dr. Levi became involved in the early days of HIV as a gay rights and civil rights activist. Now on the faculty atGeorge Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Exit Disclaimer, Dr. Levi describes the challenge of relaying the history of HIV to his students:

“I think it’s hard to convey how hard it was to be making decisions or urging certain types of decisions with such a high level of scientific uncertainty. That was very very scary stuff. I don’t know that I’ve faced anything like that since in the broad range of issues that I deal with, but it was incredibly good training in understanding how you talk about issues like this in a time of uncertainty.”

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