#HIVscoop: Head of U=U in U.S. Changes to Penner; Richman to Focus on International Efforts
“The U=U movement, led by Prevention Access Campaign for the last several years, still has much work to do, specifically within the U.S., as America appears to have much less HIV agency buy-in to sharing the message than elsewhere in the world…
“It’s important to know when it’s time to step back and allow for others to take over some of the battles and with new approaches,” says Richman.
That new blood to be infused into the movement in an official capacity is the announcement by Richman today of the hiring of Murray Penner, an individual highly respected by the HIV community nationally.
Penner joins the organization having previously been the executive director of NASTAD, where he oversaw all programs. His expertise will be a tremendous asset in the U.S., including leveraging his relationships with top state HIV health departments across the nation in assisting them in appropriately disseminating the messaging of U=U nationally.”