The Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services toured two sexual health clinics, organized by two McGill clinician researchers, namely Marina Klein and Bertrand Lebouché, during her visit to the 24thInternational AIDS conference, held in Montreal this year where over 10,000 people from 161 countries took part.

The visit comes shortly after the Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos recently announced that the government will invest $17.9 million to increase access to HIV testing in remote communities and among hard-to-reach populations.

In the photo from left to right:

Bertrand Lebouché, Associate Professor and Clinician-Researcher the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University.

B. Kaye Hayes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and Director, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Maureen M. Goodenow, Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Marina Klein, Research Director, Division of Infectious Diseases/Chronic Viral Illnesses Service, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, and clinician researcher at the RI-MUHC.

Admiral Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Jean-François Lefort, Chief Executive Officer, Prelib Clinic.

Sacha Huni, Medical Director at Quorum clinic.

Miguel Gomez, Director of

About the clinics

Prelib Clinic is a sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) self-screening center that offers a simple, fast, and efficient service. A 100% confidential, non-judgmental service, accessible to everyone. Prélib’s mission is to improve everyone’s sexual health by providing easily accessible and user-friendly services that promote sexual education, health and STBBI screening.

The mission of Quorum Clinic is to provide its patients with an effective, innovative and quality health care experience in a humane and accessible environment.

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