Reflecting On 40 Years Of The HIV/AIDS Epidemic
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This month marks the 40th Anniversary of the first reported cases of what later became known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.  It’s also HIV Stage III.

Since the start of that global epidemic, more than 32 million people have died from HIV worldwide. Currently, 38 million people are living with HIV.

Decades later, where are we now in the fight against the disease?

Today, experts join us to talk about how far we’ve come in terms of treatment, combatting stigma and living with HIV, and how far we still need to go to end it.

Do you – or a loved one - live with HIV?

What have been the challenges?  And what progress have you seen or experienced in maintaining quality of life?

Guests are:

Dr. William Haseltine

  • Chair and President of the global think tank ACCESS Health International and founder of more than a dozen bio-technology companies.
  • Known for his groundbreaking work on COVID-19, cancer, human genome and HIV/AIDS, including designing the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS

Maggie White

Derrick Brown

Dr. James Carroll

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