Christine Rivera

New York State Department of Health
Christine Rivera serves as the Director of the Office of HIV Uninsured Care Programs in New York State. Prior to her role as director she served as the Deputy Program Director for 14 years, beginning in April 1990. During her 22 year tenure with the program, Rivera has experienced the evolution of the HIV epidemic in all of its phases. From a public health perspective the HIV Uninsured Care Programs have grown and evolved to meet the ever challenging needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in New York State. The section is located in the AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health. The mission of the HIV Uninsured Care Programs is to provide access to health care and medications for uninsured and underinsured HIV infected New York State residents. Prior to serving people with HIV / AIDS Rivera served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Rensselaer County Department for the Aging from 1987 to 1990.