Jim Hyde, a committed, passionate and expert Public Health Policy professional, reckons we need a new HIV Prevention Task Force. He was Director, Prevention and Population Health (formerly Public Health) in the Victorian Department of Health and is a board member of the Institute of Public Administration Vic (IPAA), and the AIDS Trust of Australia.
In April 2012 Jim Hyde had a stroke which left him with speech and walking difficulties and general left side disability. As a former senior health official he thought his questions would be taken seriously and given serious answers. Reality was different.