Interview: SF’s Grant Colfax, New White House Head of AIDS Policy, On Living w/ the Disease

Yesteday, Grant Colfax, the San Francisco Health Department’s Director of HIV Prevention, was appointed the new Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

In 2010, as part of a special feature on The California Report called “Living with the Virus,” Sarah Varney spoke with Dr. Colfax about the approach to treating what is now a chronic disease but used to be tantamount to a death sentence. He also talked about the benefits of proactively taking anti-retroviral drugs and rapid HIV testing, which allows for results within 20 minutes. Listen here or below.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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