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Lars Olof Kallings talks about the global AIDS situation and what the international community can do. He reflects on the role of men, women and young people in the fight against AIDS, and stresses the importance of activists and voluntary organizations.
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.
Marc Girard who is the general director of the Mérieux Foundation, talks about Cent Gardes and the collaboration between France and the USA, mainly represented by the Pasteur Institute and NIH, and about why HIV is such a complicated virus to find a vaccine for.
Dr Robert C Gallo talks about the importance of yearly AIDS congresses. He also talks about the scientific community before and during the AIDS epidemic, and puts the disease outbreak into a sociological context.
David Klatzmann is a french immunologist who has been working in an AIDS group in France since 1981. He talks about the discoveries that CD4-antigens function as receptors for the HIV virus and explains the structure of this relationship in detail.
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.
Opening of the Cent Gardes Conference in Annecy in 2002. Speeches by the Director of Fondation Mérieux, Alain Mérieux, and participants from other institutions working on HIV vaccines. The film maker Staffan Hildebrand holds a speech about Face of AIDS.