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XIX International AIDS Conference. Sharon Lewin from Monash University in Melbourne discusses the possibilities of ending AIDS and scientific breakthroughs during the 30 years of the epidemic, for instance the discovery that some people are resistant to HIV.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Ending of a panel session on the vaccine trials of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Seth Berkley, Alan Bernstein and Omu Anzala respond to questions from the audience.
Gary Nabel, from the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) talks about engaging the scientific community and health personnel in HIV research and about the importance of international conferences to create these kinds of collaborations.
Mary Marovich, medical scientist at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, talks about the difficulties and possibilities of eventually finding an AIDS vaccine solution.
Luc Montagnier talks about the complex virology of HIV which makes the AIDS vaccine development so difficult. He also talks about the economic and cultural advantages of using traditional medicine as a part of the ARV therapy in developing countries.
Anthony Fauci is interviewed about the progression from HIV to AIDS. He talks about HIV long-term survivors and different aspects of non-progression to AIDS. He also reflects on the future for antiretroviral drugs and HIV vaccines.