HIV and the World at the 2007 Aspen Health Forum with discussants Anthony Fauci and Mary Robinson.
Over the past decade, advances in treatment have slowed the progression of HIV infection to AIDS and led to decreases in deaths in developed nations, but the disease continues to ravage populations in Africa and other parts of the world. Improving access to antiretrovirals is only part of the answer. We examine prevention efforts and other best practices- Aspen Institute
Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist and editorial-board member at Bloomberg View. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Washington columnist and associate editor of the Financial Times. Before moving to live and work in the US, he worked for more than 20 years at The Economist, as economics correspondent, Washington correspondent, economics editor, and deputy editor. In that last role he guided the magazine’s editorial line across its interests in business, politics and international relations.
Deborah Cunningham is the Executive Director of Marketing at The Atlantic.
Anthony S. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Since his installment as director in 1984, Dr. Fauci has overseen an extensive research portfolio aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism.
He received his MD from Cornell University Medical College in 1966, completed an internship and residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and later took a post at NIAID as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation. At NIAID, he steadily rose among the ranks, becoming head of the institute's Clinical Physiology Section and chief of its Laboratory of Immunoregulation prior to his installment as institute director.
Among his medical science contributions, his research shed light on how the AIDS virus destroys the body's defenses leading to its susceptibility to deadly infections. In September he was selected as the 2007 recipient of the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service in Support of Medical Research and the Health Sciences.
Mary Robinson is President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, Columbia University and the International Council for Human Rights Policy.
Robinson served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997. Before her election as President, she served as Senator, holding that office for 20 years.
Educated at Trinity College in Ireland, Robinson holds law degrees from the King's Inns in Dublin and from Harvard University. She is Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, Vice President of the Club of Madrid, honorary President of Oxfam International, a board member of the GAVI Fund Board and Chair of the GAVI Fund Executive Committee, and a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Global Coalition on Women and AIDS.
She co-chairs the Health Worker Global Policy Advisory Council.