Roger Detels, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Program Director of the National Institutes of Health UCLA/Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program and the Interdisciplinary Training in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Program
Recently, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and others have put forward the idea of an AIDS-free Generation. Underlying this notion, are the results of several studies suggesting innovative use of antiretroviral drugs may be a useful strategy for controlling the epidemic. In this webinar, Dr. Roger Detels will discuss the current epidemic, the recent studies suggesting that treatment of at-risk and infected populations may reduce transmission, and the barriers to achieving an AIDS-free Generation. Detels is the principal investigator of the Los Angeles Center of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, one of the largest natural history studies of HIV/AIDS in the world. He continues his position as program director of the National Institutes of Health UCLA/Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program, which has trained over 110 health professionals from China, India, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines and Laos in epidemiology and HIV/AIDS.
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