Patt Morrison for February 12, 2010

A cure for HIV-AIDS, or at least a vaccine, is on the horizon

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While the rates of HIV-AIDS have stabilized or even declined in the developed world, the Third World continues to grapple with the devastating consequences of the autoimmune deficiency disease. Drug cocktails have helped to make AIDS a more survivable disease (again, mostly in the developed world) but bigger advancements in an HIV vaccine are just over the horizon. Patt talks with two of the most prominent researchers and activists on HIV-AIDS, and focuses on the hopes for cure and prevention.

Guests:

Dr. Seth Berkeley, president & CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; epidemiologist & infectious disease expert

Elizabeth Pisani, epidemiologist specializing in HIV research; director of Ternyata Ltd public health consultants; author of “The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels & the Business of AIDS”


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