Research File Special: the 14th AIDS conference

This programme is part of the series Research File
World against AIDS

When the 14th AIDS Conference was held in Barcelona, the battle against HIV was in what was described as the “good-wish-list” phase. There were many arguments for and against what the priorities should be: Prevention? A vaccine? Meanwhile, 14,000 people a day were being infected by the deadly disease, leaving households without parents or income, especially in Africa.

Contributing speakers:

  • Joep Lange: president-elect of the AIDS Conference in Barcelona and professor of medicine at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jaap Goudsmit: professor in poverty-related communicable diseases at the AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Peter Piot: Head of UN/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Geert Haverman: Treatment Access Alliance, Sub-Subharan  Africa
  • Bernard Swartlaender: economist, AIDS 

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast: July 20, 2002

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