WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2019 – Jesse Milan, Jr., J.D., president and CEO of AIDS United, has been appointed to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Infectious Disease Board.

ABIM’s Specialty Board members are responsible for working with physicians and medical societies to develop Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credentials that recognize physicians for their specialized knowledge and commitment to staying current in their field.

“It’s truly an honor that Jesse’s expertise in HIV prevention, care, and treatment is being recognized by ABIM, and we look forward to his contributions that advance the practice of medicine,” said Valerie Rochester, vice president for program strategy at AIDS United. “All of us know how deeply Jesse is committed to continuous learning and assuring optimal healthcare for all, so we look forward to supporting him for this important medical board.”

Milan will join a nationally-recognized body of physicians from a diverse range of practice types, as well as members of the interprofessional healthcare team and public who provide important perspectives on patient care. The many diseases addressed by the members of ABIM’s Infectious Disease Board include HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis.

As a person living with HIV for over three decades, Milan is a recognized leader in the HIV community and a tireless community advocate and nationally recognized expert on HIV policies and programs. Milan serves currently on the Scientific Advisory Board for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is an officer of the global Funders Concerned About AIDS board, and is Chair Emeritus on the Black AIDS Institute board of directors. He serves also on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

“Specialty Board members are on the front lines of innovations happening at ABIM and work closely with doctors in their specialty to create standards-driven assessments that are more reflective of the pace of change in medical practice,” said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO, ABIM. “New members like Mr. Milan will bring the expertise and practice experience they have gained in their field to inform exciting enhancements to Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification.”


About AIDS United
AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. through strategic grant-making, capacity building, and policy. AIDS United works to ensure access to life-saving HIV care and prevention services and to advance sound HIV-related policy for U.S. populations and communities most impacted by the epidemic. To date, our strategic grant-making initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $117 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to HIV prevention, access to care, capacity building, harm reduction and advocacy.

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Internists and subspecialists who earn and maintain board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients. Established as an independent nonprofit more than 80 years ago, ABIM continues to be driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. Visit ABIM’s blog to learn more and follow ABIM on Facebook and Twitter. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.