Archive ID: 2012_100

XIX International AIDS Conference. Interview with Sharon Lewin from Monash University in Melbourne and co-chair of the International AIDS Conference to be in Melbourne in 2014. Here she discusses the possibilities of ending AIDS and the scientific breakthroughs during 30 years of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, for instance the discovery that some people are resistant to the HIV virus. She mentions The Berlin Patient, discusses the origin of HIV and future perspectives around HIV and AIDS. She also comments on the HIV and AIDS response in Australia and the coming AIDS conference in Melbourne.

Background material

"Sharon Lewin is an important and respected scientist, focusing much of her attention to the development of a functioning AIDS vaccine. This interview is the first time that I met Sharon Lewin, who is also an opinion maker promoting the HIV/AIDS situation in Australia, Asia and Pacific Region." - Staffan Hildebrand