Bernard Branson, MD

Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Bernard Branson, MD, has been heavily involved in public HIV prevention and testing policies in the US, Caribbean, and Central America for more than 30 years. The lead author of the CDC’s 2006 recommendations for HIV screening in health care settings and the June 2014 HIV testing recommendations that updated the US laboratory HIV testing algorithm for the first time in 25 years, Dr. Branson has extensive experience as a clinician, advocate, community organizer, infectious disease specialist, and clinical virologist.

Having joined the CDC in 1990, he served as Associate Director for Laboratory Diagnostics in the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention for eight years prior to his retirement in 2014. Since then, Dr. Branson has provided expert consultation, developed continuing medical education activities, and devoted his efforts to promoting the adoption of biomedical interventions.

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