Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, director of ICAP at Columbia University, participated in a June 10 panel discussion, “Remembering the AIDS Crisis in the Time of COVID-19: How Lessons from One Epidemic can Guide the Response to Another,” hosted by Hunter College’s LGBTQ Policy Center at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

“The emergence of the COVID pandemic resulted in rapidly trying to identify treatments and find vaccines. And this contrasts, unfortunately, with the early years of the HIV epidemic,” El-Sadr said. “Whereas we are all aware, it took a lot of battles, a lot of fighting, a lot of advocacy, particularly by gay men and their supporters, to try to move the research agenda forward.”

Read more from the event write-up in Our Town

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