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Guest Host: Susan Page
The number of people with AIDS worldwide is growing by a million a year, but funding for medications and clinics is at a standstill. The global war on AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
- Ambassador Eric Goosby ambassador at large and Global Aids Coordinator with the U.S. Department of state, oversees implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as well as U.S. government engagement with the global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
- Dr. Peter Mugyenyi One of the world’s foremost specialists in the field of HIV/AIDS, a pediatrician by training, founder and director of Uganda’s Joint Clinical Research Center
- Stephen Lewis Former the Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, member of the Board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
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