ISGP Podcast: Going Viral



While modern society has generally responded well when new disease threats have emerged, HIV/AIDS remains a persistent public health challenge. In the context of addressing novel viral threats, what can we learn from our past and present responses to HIV/AIDS? Those ideas were discussed during a debate on Dr. Robert Gallo’s paper,  “The Need for Expanded Global Efforts to Mitigate Viral Threats: Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.”  Dr. Gallo, the director of the institute on human virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and of the Global Virus Network, presented his paper at the 2011 ISGP Conference called “Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Mitigation”  convened in partnership by the ISGP and the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland. For more podcasts, visit ISGP’s The Forum.