Archive ID: 1994_43

Helene Gayle is an AIDS expert who has been working in many different initiatives in the US, among them the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She also works in President Obama's advisory group on HIV/AIDS. Here she talks about understanding and changing behaviors. She also talks about women's rights and health as important aspects of HIV and AIDS, and about drug policies and morals in the US which inhibits harm reduction programs.

Background material

"Helene Gayle is an expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues. When this interview was made she worked at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for twenty years primarily with HIV/AIDS. She also directed the HIV/AIDS, TB and Reproductive Health Program at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. Between the years 2004-2006 she was the President of International AIDS Society (IAS). Since 2006 she is CEO of CARE USA, a leading humnaitarian AIDS organization in Atlanta. She is also a member of President Obamas advisory group for HIV/AIDS." - Staffan Hildebrand