WHP Director Dr. Edward Machtinger was a key presenter to the Presidential Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Gender-related Health Disparities at the White House on Friday, November 16, 2012.
President Obama convened a working group consisting of representatives from each federal agency to address the intersection of violence against women and HIV. The working group solicited presentations from key leaders in the field at a White House meeting hosted by Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence against Women and Grant Colfax, Co-Chair and Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Dr. Machtinger’s presentation was entitled “Integrating a Response to Gender-Based Violence into the Care of HIV-Positive Women: Our New Mandate?”. The recommendations made by Dr. Machtinger were strongly highlighted in the working group’s report, which was released in September 2013.