It’s been 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed. The virus has since caused untold suffering and millions of deaths throughout developed and developing countries. And while new research into its treatment and prevention has had some success, HIV/AIDS remains a prevailing public health threat.
A day-long conference sponsored by Yale’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS last week examined the state of the epidemic — particularly among the poor and in communities of color — and the latest scientific research that is being conducted to slow the disease’s spread. Over 300 scientists, students, community members, researchers and others attend the event.