National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
September 27, 2000

Running Time: 00:46:48
Format: RealAudio (Requires free RealPlayer)

U.S. efforts to thwart the spread of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- have slowed the rapid growth of the epidemic, but the number of new infections remains unacceptably high. A national strategy focused on better tracking of HIV infections, coupled with funding the most cost-effective prevention programs, could significantly cut new infections, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Other key needs include making HIV prevention services for at-risk and infected individuals routine in all clinical settings and abolishing laws and policies that block the use of proven prevention strategies.


Speakers:
Harvey V. Fineberg, Provost, Harvard University. James Trussell, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research; and Associate Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.