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Speaker: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Title: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 2-3 pm
Location: Masur Auditorium (inside Building 10/ Clinical Center on the NIH campus), Bethesda, Md.

View the videocast of the lecture.

Fauci to Reflect on 30 Years of HIV/AIDS

June 5th marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what is now known as AIDS, a disease that has claimed the lives of at least 30 million people worldwide. NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., who has been closely involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS since it began, will describe his personal experiences as a physician, leading HIV/AIDS researcher, and scientific administrator during a special lecture to commemorate the anniversary.

Dr. Fauci’s lecture, “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey,” will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. It will also be Webcast live at http://videocast.nih.gov/.

In his talk, Dr. Fauci will discuss the bleak early years of AIDS when none of his patients survived; the growing understanding that AIDS was not only affecting white gay men, but people of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations; the breakthrough discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS; the development of lifesaving antiretroviral medications; work with gay activist groups, Congress, and White House administrations throughout the epidemic; progress and continued research to find new ways to prevent HIV infection and, ultimately, a cure; and the many remaining challenges.

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Last Updated May 26, 2011

Last Reviewed May 05, 2011