Archive ID: 1988_104

Nobel Prize Laureate Luc Montagnier answers questions on the origin of HIV, the spreading of the virus, prevention, and the possibility of a vaccine. Montagnier is a pioneering French virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983 along with Francoise Barré-Sinnousi. Filmed at Pasteur Institute in 1988.

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"Luc Montagnier worked closely with the other 2008 Nobel Laureate Francoise Barré-Sinnousi at the Pasteur Institute team. Their team discovered HIV in 1983, along with a team from the National Cancer Institute, headed by Robert C Gallo." -Staffan Hildebrand