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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

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