"Ethics and infectious disease – navigating the moral maze of pandemic control" by Prof Paul Klenerman

Past Event

15 February 2013, 1:15pm - 2:45pm

Humanities Building Lecture Theatre
2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

This seminar is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Professor Paul Klenerman, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections, Oxford Martin School and Professor of Immunology, University of Oxford

Chair: Dr Bennett Foddy, Deputy Director, Institute for Science and Ethics

Summary: Hepatitis C Virus affects around 170 million people worldwide and is a major cause of liver disease and cancer. HIV affects around 40 million people and although current drugs are very effective at suppressing virus, there are many significant problems left to solve. Co-infection with both viruses is also common and complex. This seminar will discuss some of the approaches being taken for HCV and HIV and some of the issues which arise in the design of interventions affecting diverse and often vulnerable populations.

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All the seminars are free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwich lunch provided.