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“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health
Rachel Levine, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Department of Health and Human Services
    “I got ... a text from the Biden administration, asking if I would be interested in a position, and called back the next day. I got that text at 10 o’clock at night. I couldn’t sleep so well.”
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    Rachel Levine, M.D., is sworn in as the U.S.'s 17th Assistant Secretary of Health
    Rachel Levine, M.D., was sworn in on March 26 as the U.S.'s 17th Assistant Secretary of Health by Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Chris Smith via Department of Health and Human Services
    “I want to serve as an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I guess you could say a role model. I understand how important this is.”
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    “I absolutely have their back. And I will do everything I possibly can to work for and advocate for the LGBTQ community at large, and particularly LGBTQ youth.”
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    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri L. Wilder, M.S.W., has been part of the HIV community since 1989, and has been a reporter and writer for TheBody/TheBodyPro since 2007.