UNAIDS Executive Director delivers lecture on AIDS response

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UNAIDS Executive Director delivers lecture on AIDS response

16 May 2008

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Photo credit: Nigel Stead/LSE

As part of the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) speakers series on AIDS (LSEAIDS), UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot delivered a public lecture titled “The future of AIDS: Exceptionalism Revisited” on May 15.

In his lecture, he reviewed the global response to AIDS to date and considered what is needed in the longer term. He also examined the epidemic within the context of pressing wider health and development issues.

LSEAIDS brings together leading social scientists and experts at the LSE to explore some of the long-term effects of AIDS that risk being overlooked. The group defines the AIDS epidemic as a 'long-wave' event whose full social and economic effects will be with us for decades.

This was Dr Piot’s second LSEAIDS lecture; he first addressed this forum in February 2005.

The event was chaired by Professor Tony Barnett, LSEAIDS and hosted by the LSE, LSE Health and the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID).