Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein was honored as a plenary speaker at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care.

Attendees included the U.S. Surgeon General, members of the U.S. Congress, members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Press Club, and heads of agencies that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Summit’s goal was to promote the CDC recommendations for earlier diagnosis, linkage to care and prevention, and to support the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. The biennial Summit has become the premier venue for researchers, providers, advocates and policy makers to discuss the current state and steps forward to eliminating the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

The Summit featured three cross-cutting themes: Overcoming Stigma, Accountability and Sustainability, and Provider Engagement. Dr. Lichtenstein addressed the theme of Overcoming Stigma.