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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 Related Conditions Programs.

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

Annual Report 2017
The HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Programs report on advances in caring for Veterans living with HIV or viral hepatitis.

VA Internal Resources
Data reports, policies, meeting notices, and educational resources for VA staff. Login required.

HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Programs

  • David Ross, MD, PhD, MBI, Director
  • Maggie Chartier, PsyD, MPH, Deputy Director
  • Lorenzo L. McFarland, DHA, MPH, MSW, PMP, Senior Public Health Program Manager
  • Marissa Maier, MD, National Public Health Infectious Disease Officer
  • Marguerite A. Petrucci, National Clinical Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Maguire, MSW, Communications Lead

Website Editors

The VA HIV/AIDS website is a collaboration between the HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Programs 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 Related Conditions 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.


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