The discovery of HIV in 1983 and the proof that it was the cause of AIDS in 1984 were the first major scientific breakthroughs that provided a specific target for blood-screening tests and opened the doorway to the development of antiretroviral medications.
An AIDS-free generation would mean that virtually no child is born with HIV; that, as those children grow up, their risk of becoming infected is far lower than it is today; and that those who become infected can access treatment to help prevent them from developing AIDS and from passing the virus on to others.
Wenn wir von Anfang an alles herunter gefahren hätten, hätten wir Leben retten können. Aber dabei gab es eine Menge Gegenwehr.
You don't have to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the country if you have a couple of cases of smallpox cropping up.
There has been treatment for hepatitis C, but the treatment has not been overwhelmingly effective, number 1. And number 2, it has had considerable toxicity.
For the first time, we have the genetic sequences of all three of the players in the global malaria debacle: the parasite, the anopheles mosquito and the human. It's a very important milestone.
Activism has been very productive in our society.
We can sharply deflect the curve of HIV incidence.