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Medical News & Perspectives
December 2, 1998

Global Perspective From International AIDS Society President Mark Wainberg

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JAMA. 1998;280(21):1811-1814. doi:10.1001/jama.280.21.1811

"BE A FORCE for change," the theme of this year's World AIDS Day on December 1, might also be the motto of Mark A. Wainberg, PhD, president of the International AIDS Society (IAS).

At the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva this summer, Wainberg, a retrovirologist at McGill University in Montreal, began a 2-year term as head of the society. As director of the AIDS Centre at McGill, Wainberg has helped develop and has witnessed firsthand the remarkable success of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the treatment of HIV disease.