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Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: prospects for near and distant futures

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LSEAIDS, DFID and DESTIN public lecture series on HIV/AIDS

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Dr Peter Piot
Chair:  Professor Tony Barnett

The 2004 annual report by UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed the number of adults and children living with HIV reached its highest level ever in 2004, an estimated 39.4 million.  New infections climbed by nearly 50 per cent in East Asia, and 40 per cent in Eastern Europe since 2002.  In regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, numbers of people newly infected with HIV are matched by those dying of AIDS.  Dr Piot has described this as 'the worst epidemic in human history.'

Dr Peter Piot is executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and under secretary general of the United Nations.

This lecture is one of a series of public lectures about HIV/AIDS held under the auspices of LSEAIDS.  It is sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

Transcript

Text of Dr Piot's speech: Why AIDS is Exceptional| (PDF)

 
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