June 21, 2013
Dr. Jonathan "Jono" Mermin has been named the newest Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Mermin brings years of experience to this position: he is trained in internal medicine and preventive medicine, and has worked for the CDC in Uganda and Kenya on prevention, care and research programming. Most recently, he led the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP).
Click here for a blog by Dr. Rima F. Khabbaz, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at the CDC, on Dr. Mermin's appointment. Click here to read a letter on his appointment by the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden.
AIDS United's Public Policy Committee Member, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS), released this statement.