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From discovery to a cure: A conversation with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

From discovery to a cure: A conversation with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

In 1983, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a young French virologist, co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Since that time, Françoise has dedicated her life to prioritizing basic science in the fight against AIDS and to advocating with and for people living with HIV around the world. In 2008, she received a Nobel Prize in Medicine for her groundbreaking co-discovery.

Françoise was elected to the International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council in 2006 and served as President from 2012 to 2014. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative and on the Conference Advisory Committee for the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), which will take place in Paris, France, from 23-26 July 2017. In this personal interview, Françoise shares when she discovered her passion for research, the conversations that led to discovering HIV, and the obstacles facing women in science. This is her story…

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