Peter Piot on the AIDS epidemic

AIDS is not just a virus but also a social, economic and political force to be reckoned with. Peter Piot, MD, PhD, one of the world's leading AIDS experts, has long recognized that science alone cannot bring an end to the epidemic. Why AIDS is "More than a Virus" was the subject of a special event March 11 featuring Piot, former director of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, at the School of Medicine. Piot was interviewed by Paul Costello, executive director of the school's Office of Communication and Public Affairs. The program was the second in a new series, the Stanford Health Policy Forum.

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