As of this writing, there is no cure for HIV, and the world is in the throes of a pandemic that has devastated the economy, devastated the lives of many people, and led to an unprecedented rise in the number of people living without health insurance.
This is a moment for policymakers to step back from the political debate about the nature of HIV.
As a community, we need to start working together, not just to build solutions, but to find new solutions to help those who are living with this terrible disease.
I know that many of you share my concerns about the impact of this pandemic on our communities.
I also know that we have to make sure that the voices of the voiceless are heard, as this pandemic has left people marginalized and voiceless.
That is why I believe that it is essential for us as a community to build a new way to build trust with people living and living with chronic illness.
We need to build bridges between our communities and our health care providers.
We must help our patients know that they are cared for, that their needs are being taken care of, and that we are committed to listening to their concerns.
This approach is the foundation for a new kind of healing that allows us to reach people who are marginalized and in desperate need.
The fact that this pandepic has led to a surge in new HIV infections, and we have had to do so quickly to address it, shows the extent to which we have been neglecting people living HIV-positive with HIV.
I think it is important for us to start from a place of trust, where we understand each other, and where we work with each other to make changes to our care and treatment that we think will have the greatest impact.
I have been working with my fellow medical experts and stakeholders to develop a new system that I believe can help us better understand what it is like to live with HIV, what it takes to get the care and support we need, and what the risks are of not getting the care we need.
I believe we have the capacity to create a system that is transparent, equitable, and inclusive of people of color, as well as other marginalized communities.
In order to do this, we have a lot of work to do, but we need a clear roadmap that sets us on a path toward a future where we can all be proud of what we are building together.
I am excited about what we have accomplished so far, and I look forward to working with the community to take us to the next step.
The next big step will be to provide support and services to people living chronically with HIV to help them navigate their disease, and to help prevent people living who are not able to access care from dying.
We are all in this together.
In the coming weeks, I will be announcing a set of policy and legislative changes that will be important to the lives and futures of millions of people who live with chronic illnesses.
My goal is to have a plan to address the needs of people with chronic health problems, not to address their symptoms.
I will also work with stakeholders to improve the way we all interact with each another and with health care workers, so that we can build the kind of community we need as we move forward in addressing chronic illness and to rebuild our communities in ways that make the world a better place.
I look at this moment as an opportunity to make clear to our partners that we will be there for them when they need us.
It is important to remember that I am the first in my family to be HIV positive.
I’ve worked hard to overcome my illness, but I have always wanted to make a difference.
I want to help my community get back on its feet, to be a voice for people who don’t have the resources to make it through this crisis.
We have the tools to help.
I invite you to join me in taking on the next big challenge, and helping make this the greatest year yet for the people living chronic illnesses with HIV and their families.
I thank you for being with me today.
Sincerely, Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development