Meet Dr. Demetre Daskalakis
Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, is the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (aka the head of HIV/AIDS prevention, and all infectious disease programs, for NYC). 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.
Let’s Talk about HIV treatment
A person diagnosed with HIV today who is in ongoing care and treatment can live a normal life span. Find out more with #AskTheHIVDoc and get answers to frequently-asked questions about HIV treatment with Greater Than AIDS. Learn more about why HIV treatment matters, how well it works, when to start, how to get to and stay undetectable, and more.