Podcast coverage of the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, August 13-18, 2006.
Fauci Gets Grilled on Bush, Money for Research, & Curing AIDS (8/16/06)
17 minutes (15.8MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID at the NIH, and head of AIDS research for the U.S. government. In a far-ranging discussion, Fauci talks about the future of AIDS research, President Bush’s commitment to fighting AIDS abroad (“is it enough?”), and working with an administration that others have called “anti-science.”
Lead Researcher Discusses KLEAN Study Showing Lexiva as Good as Kaletra (8/17/06)
10 minutes (8.9MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Joe Eron from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and lead investigator of KLEAN, a large trial that showed, for the first time, that another protease inhibitor (Lexiva) is “equivalent” to Kaletra, the current standard of care.
Markowitz discusses MK-0518, Highly Promising First-In-Class Integrase Inhibitor (8/17/06)
5 minutes (5.0MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Martin Markowitz of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and one of the investigators who announced very promising results about MK-0518, Merck’s new integrase inhibitor, the first in a completely new class of anti-HIV drugs.
Are Crix Bellies & Buffalo Humps For Real? Kotler Responds to Critics of FRAM (8/16/06)
8 minutes (7.2MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Donald Kotler, Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and one of the investigators in the controversial FRAM study, which concluded that the fat gains seen by some people with HIV might not be lipodystrophy, just people getting fat.
AIDS Activist Gregg Gonsalves Slams Gates & Clinton (8/15/06)
5 minutes (4.3MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Gregg Gonsalves, former Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy at GMHC, and recent Cape Town-based activist for the AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. Gonsalves refuses to join the chorus of praise for the 2 Bills: Gates & Clinton, saying their efforts fall short.
Tibotec VP Discusses Latest Prezista Data & Pricing (8/15/06)
7 minutes (6.4MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Alan Tennenberg, Tibotec’s VP of Clinical Affairs, regarding the latest clinical data on Prezista, the newly approved protease inhibitor. We also asked him about how the company responded to community demands around pricing.
Markowitz Responds to “Supervirus” Case Critics (8/14/06)
6 minutes (5.6MB mp3)
AIDSmeds Founder Peter Staley interviewed Dr. Martin Markowitz of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center for our first-ever podcast. Dr. Markowitz reported the case of a New York City gay man who in early 2005 was found to be infected with a multiple-drug-resistant strain of HIV and rapidly progressed to AIDS. This so-called “supervirus” case created a huge media sensation at the time. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control published a report highlighting its exhaustive investigation of the case, and this is the first time Dr. Markowitz has commented publicly since the CDC report. Listen to him answer our questions, and his critics, about this fascinating story.