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October 01, 2009

SFAF.org Podcast #64 - Is the Thai Trial the Holy Grail?

Recent results from a study trial in Thailand provide the first glimpse of hope that we may someday have a vaccine that protects people from HIV infection. In this episode, Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, reviews these new scientific findings with the Foundation's Erik Ireland and explains what the results mean…and what they don't.

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Mitchell Warren is the Executive Director of AVAC, an international non-governmental organization that uses public education, policy analysis, advocacy and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines and other HIV prevention options. He previously served as Senior Director for Vaccine Preparedness at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Warren spent six years at Population Services International (PSI) designing and implementing social marketing, communications and health promotion activities, including five years running PSI's project in South Africa. He has a B.A. in English and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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The responders voice was not very clear.
Please update also the results of the Thai Vaccine trial after subsequent review of the results which showed the statistics was not actually as large as initially indicated.

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