HIV unmuted

HIV unmuted

It’s been 40 years since AIDS was first reported and we now live in a world where AIDS has become old news: the forgotten pandemic. HIV unmuted, the IAS - International AIDS Society - podcast, brings together global HIV change-makers as we journey through the last four decades, recreating moments in time and spotlighting the scientific advancements and human endeavours central to the response. Together, we’ll reflect on our past, focus on our present and look to the future. This is HIV unmuted. Join us.

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July 18, 2021 21 min

We now move to the 1990s.

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Dr David Ho, Time Magazine’s 1996 Person of the Year and personal doctor to basketball legend Magic Johnson, talks to our host, Femi Oke, about his role in developing pioneering combination drug therapy. This treatment breakthrough helped transform HIV from a likely death sentence into a manageable condition if you had access to care and medication.

We are also joined by three HIV activists who were all dia...

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On our second episode of HIV unmuted, Nobel Laureate Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi shares the behind-the-scenes story of how she co-discovered HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This breakthrough provided the first big scientific step forward and hope for treatment.

 We are also joined by:

  • Neal Blewett, Australia’s Health Minister (1983-1991) on leading his country’s forward-thinking bipartisan efforts
  • Long-term survivor, Pacific I...
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    Our first episode jumps back to 1981

    Dr Anthony Fauci talks to our host, Femi Oke, about how the emergence of this mysterious disease, later known as AIDS, changed the course of his career. He shares why an HIV vaccine, promised by 1986, is the “big and last Holy Grail that we have to achieve”.

    We are also joined by:

    ·         Physician Dr Michael Gottlieb, the first to report AIDS as a new disease in June 1981

    ·         HIV activist a...

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    April 30, 2021 1 min

    It’s been 40 years since AIDS was first reported. We now live in a world where AIDS has become old news: the forgotten pandemic.  

    HIV unmuted, the IAS - International AIDS Society - podcast, brings together global HIV change-makers as we journey through the last four decades. We recreate moments in time, and spotlight the scientific advances and human endeavours central to the response. Together, we reflect on our past, focus on ou...

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