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Anthony Fauci: A View from the Maelstrom of HIV/AIDS Research and Policy
HIV/AIDS is on “the very, very short list of the most impactful pandemics in the history of our civilization,” Anthony Fauci told a AAAS audience over breakfast at the Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.
In a moving talk at the 36th annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, the AIDS treatment pioneer described the shock at his early awareness of the disease in the 1980s and the stunning progress in proving effective treatments.
Fauci, since 1984 the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, credited political leaders—from Presidents Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama—with supporting research efforts to understand HIV/AIDS and to cure it.
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