This is a snippet from an interview with Steve Morin in which he discusses what is behind the bipartisan support of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
“PEPFAR enjoys strong bipartisan support for a number of reasons,” Morin said. “It responds to a humanitarian need, it is vital to some of our bilateral agreements with countries that have high burdens of disease, and it allows the United States to have a leadership role.”
Steve Morin, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Prevention Science in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is Director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and the AIDS Policy Research Center (APRC). He is also Associate Director of the UCSF/Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). He also holds the Walter Gray Endowed Chair in HIV/AIDS Science at UCSF’s AIDS Research Institute.