Dr. Demetre Daskalakis

Meet Dr. Demetre Daskalakis! He’s part of the #AskTheHIVDoc team of docs who answer YOUR questions about HIV.

Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, is CDC’s Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). He has been a career-long physician activist in the area of HIV treatment and prevention, with a focus on LGBT communities.

“I still get emotional talking about the early days of the AIDS epidemic not because I’m sad, but because I can’t believe how different the story is today. No one ever has to get sick.” – Demetre Daskalakis, MD. As Dr. Demetre says, the only way to change stigma is to talk openly and honestly about HIV testing, prevention and treatment, with healthcare providers, partners, friends, and communities.

#AskTheHIVDoc is a video series from Greater Than AIDS featuring top HIV doctors providing answers to commonly-asked questions about HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

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