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17:30 - 20:00 6 July 2010

UCL– French Embassy Conférence-Débat Series 2010/2011


UCL Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre | (link Map)
Archaeology Building | 31-34 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PY |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Bruno Spire, President, NGO AIDES, Social researcher in Marseille, France. Born in 1960, he received his MD degree in 1985. He obtained his PhD in virology in 1990. In the early 1980s he worked in the laboratory at the Institut Pasteur with Fransoise Barr-Sinoussi and participated in the first studies aimed at characterizing HIV. In the 1990s he worked in HIV molecular virology on the role of the vif accessory gene. In 1999, he switched to social sciences and public health issues, and focused his work on adherence to antiretroviral treatment, quality of life and risky behaviours of people living with HIV/AIDS. He has a permanent position in the French National Research Institute for Medical Research and leads his own group in the field of public health applied to HIV.

Professor Robin Weiss, UCL Infection & Immunity

Dr Bruno Spire will speak on medical and social support for those living with HIV infection today. In his response Professor Robin Weiss will address the promise and pitfalls of developing an HIV vaccine to prevent infection tomorrow.


Tola Okogwu
+44 (0)20 7679 8585 | j.okogwu@ucl.ac.uk


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