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Anthony Fauci ’62 At Center of Fight Against AIDS for More Than 30 Years

CBS News
June 6th, 2017 by 

Looking back over the past 36 years, CBS News recounts how far AIDS research, treatment, and prevention has come since it caught the attention of public health officials in 1981 — a positive trajectory that prominently features the contributions of Holy Cross alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Fauci, who has led the fight against every infectious disease crisis in America since 1984, helped quicken the approval of drugs that transitioned AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable disease. In the article, he explains that even with the consistent progress made in the past three decades, his goal remains to find a vaccine and cure for AIDS.

“We still have a long way to go,” Dr. Fauci, who was a classics major with a premedical concentration at Holy Cross, tells CBS News.

Read the full article on the CBS News website.

CBS News spotlighted Dr. Fauci and his work in a video segment in 2015. Watch the video below:

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