Dr. Myron Cohen, CFAR Investigator and Director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, is featured in the first installment of BBC Radio’s five-part series The Truth about AIDS.
In this episode, Tony Fauci looks back at the scientific breakthroughs that have transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a disease that can now be treated and prevented. Having watched in horror as his patients quickly died from the disease in the US in the early 1980s, as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he has dedicated his career to fighting it.
Fauci talks to the activists who pushed the development of HIV/AIDS medications forward and the scientists whose discoveries lie at the heart of the global fight against the disease. Dr. Cohen speaks at minute 23 about the groundbreaking treatment as prevention trial.