2013 Ashe-Barley Lecture in honor of World AIDS Day

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From left to right: AAEDA Director Dr. Henry Murray, Dr. Christopher Barley, 2013 lecturer Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, AAEDA Director and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Dr. Augustine Choi, and AAEDA Director Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

A featured program of the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS (AAEDA) and timed in conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1st, the Arthur Ashe Endowment — Christopher Barley, M.D., Lecture is an annual event where Weill Cornell doctors and others in the medical community gather to hear from a doctor who is a leading figure in the fight against AIDS. Now in its 18th year, the AAEDA welcomed Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Health and the second in command in the U.S. government’s effort to combat HIV, to speak on December 3rd. He discussed recent advances in treatment and vaccination, what we have learned about the molecular structure of the virus and emphasized the importance of incorporating social and behavioral research into strategies to cure the disease.  
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