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About the VA National HIV/AIDS Website

About Us


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest single provider of medical care to people with HIV in the United States. The VA's efforts in this area are led by the HIV, Hepatitis, and Human Pathogens Programs, under the direction of the Clinical Public Health Group whose mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive care to Veterans and to have that care recognized as the standard by which all health care in the United States is measured. This includes patient care activities, clinician and patient education, prevention activities, and research directed at continuous improvement of medical and preventive services and delivery of care to veterans.

The HIV/AIDS efforts, carried out by VA medical facilities across the country, take a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • Screening for risk of HIV infection
  • Testing for those at risk
  • Education for patients and their families
  • Giving providers access to the best available information about HIV
  • Excellence in clinical care
  • Support for research to improve clinical care
  • Ongoing quality improvement

Programs and Contacts

HHPHP Annual Stakeholders Report 2014
The HIV, Hepatitis, and Public Health Pathogens Programs report on advances in caring for Veterans living with HIV or viral hepatitis.

Clinical Public Health
Richard Martinello, MD, Chief Consultant

HIV, Hepatitis, and Human Pathogens Programs
David Ross, MD, PhD, Director

Website Editors

The VA HIV/AIDS website is a collaboration between HHPHP and the Center for HIV Information (CHI), a program of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. CHI partners with government agencies, foundations, and international organizations to identify and develop information on HIV care, prevention, and policy. This website leverages the expertise of CHI to offer provider education and training, clinician tools, and educational materials for patients. CHI's Advisory Board is chaired by Paul A. Volberding, MDLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site., San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Professor and Vicechair, Department of Medicine, UCSF.

Medical Editors

David Ross, MD, PhD
Director, HIV, Hepatitis, and Public Health Pathogens Programs

CHI medical editors who provide content to the VA HIV/AIDS website are:

  • Susa Coffey, MD
    Susa Coffey is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and an attending physician and education director in the Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco's largest Ryan White Care Act-funded HIV specialty clinic.
  • Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD
    Jennifer Cocohoba is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacy specialist (AAHIVP). At the UCSF Medical Center Womens' HIV Program (WHP), she provides medication consultations for patients and providers. Dr. Cocohoba is responsible for providing expert review and commentary on HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drug interactions.

Contact This Site

For questions or feedback related to the VA's HIV/AIDS programs, please contact: vhahhphp@va.govOpens your email to send a message. Note: Emails sent to this address are not secure. Please do not include personal data. To send a secure email, use VA's Ask a Question - IRIS.