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Dr. Demetre Daskalakis Named NYC Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control

Posted by Elizabeth Koke , June 01, 2017

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis Named NYC Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control

Last month, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis joined Housing Works and the END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition in celebrating the groundbreaking Undetectable = Untransmittable campaign by DJing a dance party to end HIV Stigma.

Housing Works is thrilled to congratulate our friend and colleague Dr. Demetre Daskalakis on his new position as Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

Since his arrival at NYC DOHMH in 2014, we have had the honor of working closely with Dr. Demetre in his role as Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in support of our Ending the Epidemic efforts in New York City. His trailblazing work at NYC DOHMH has helped increase access to PEP and PrEP, addressed stigma and disparities among those living with HIV in New York City, and resulted in historic decreases in HIV infections. We have also witnessed his emergence as a true leader in HIV treatment and prevention at the national level. We are constantly inspired by his dedication and innovation.

“Dr. Demetre is truly a force to be reckoned with, and we are so proud to have him on our team in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic here in New York City,” said Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works. “He has been a champion and ally of our work and with support of the NYC Health Department, we have been able to expand our viral load suppression program, The Undetectables, citywide. We admire him so much, we even made him a superhero in our Undetectables marketing campaign—The Wisdom Spreader!”

We look forward to working together with Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and his team in his new position.

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