AIDS 2014: The Experts Talk

Burnet Institute

08 July, 2014

Filmed as part of TRANSMISSION: The journey from AIDS to HIV by Swedish Director Staffan Hildebrand, we hear first-hand accounts from two leading Australians who were at the forefront of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s - Professor Ian Gust AO, a founding Director of Burnet Institute and the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, a former Australian High Court Justice.

Burnet Institute founding Director, Professor Ian Gust AO established an HIV test in the Virology laboratory at Fairfield Hospital in the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic in Australia. At that stage there was no treatment for the virus.

Director and CEO of Burnet Institute, Professor Brendan Crabb also discusses why despite the successes on the research and treatment fronts towards HIV, there is recognition that significant support is still needed from government towards solving the unknowns in HIV research.

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Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)




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