Dr Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gives his thoughts on the future of the AIDS epidemic. He also talks about the targets of the current and future HIV/AIDS research and about international partnerships in the AIDS response. The interview is made at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. in 2012.
"Dr Anthony Fauci, born 1940, came to the National Institutes of Health in 1968 as a clinical associate. At the NIH he has led the Institute of Allergy and Infectous Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. Fauci reacted immediatelly when the first CDC report was published on the first five young gay men who were dying of a mysterious new disease in Los Angeles. When gradually more cases were registered in the weeks to come, he gathered a special team to adress the new disease. He has since 1984 been the leader of the US AIDS research and is an extremely important bridge between science, government and AIDS activism. His work has resulted in billions of dollars from the US government to be channeled into AIDS research." - Staffan Hildebrand