Thank you to our esteemed colleagues at the U.S. federal health departments for their thoughtful and timely review of the science and engagement in the review process: Dr. Richard Wolitski, Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Dr. Eugene McCray, Dr. David Purcell, Dr. John Brooks and teams.
We are tremendously grateful for the global leadership of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Carl Dieffenbach at NIAID who spoke out unequivocally in support of U=U in advance of the U.S federal health departments and most of the world. Thank you to Anne Rancourt and team at NIAID who provided invaluable strategic and communications advice as well as critical communications tools since the beginning of the campaign when most of the world was silent.
Thank you to Dr. Alison Rodger and the entire PARTNER2 executive committee for your extraordinary groundbreaking work and for going out of your way to support and pay tribute to U=U and Prevention Access Campaign in your press release and presentations at AIDS 2018.
Special thank you to the pioneering Dr. Julio Montaner for developing the concept of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) the foundation upon which U=U is based. We are tremendously grateful to Dr. Pietro Vernazza, the author of the groundbreaking Swiss Statement, for his bold advocacy to greatly improve the lives of people living with HIV. Dr. Vernazza and the Swiss Statement are finally being vindicated today.