5-9-11: IHV and AIDS
The Institute of Human Virology, part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has just been awarded its biggest research grant ever to develop and test a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. A consortium led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting $23.4 million dollars into the effort.
Dr. Robert Gallo is the founder and director of the Institute of Human Virology. In 1984, Dr. Gallo co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, and subsequently pioneered the HIV blood test. We talk with him this morning about his work.