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Sebastian Lucas

Professor of Clinical Histopathology

Sebastian Lucas made his name in the early 90s with his pioneering work on AIDS.

Having performed autopsies on more than 1000 people who died of AIDS in Africa and England, Lucas knows as much as anyone about the multiple manifestations of the disease in different environments, and his findings have had a critical influence on the management and treatment of people with HIV. "


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Sebastian Lucas made his name in the early 90s with his pioneering work on AIDS.

Having performed autopsies on more than 1000 people who died of AIDS in Africa and England, Lucas is a world-renowned expert on the multiple manifestations of HIV/AIDS in different environments, and his findings have had a critical influence on the management and treatment of people with HIV.

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This year the World was gripped by who would get the keys to the White House. One thing we all learnt from the 2012 Presidential election is that America is a deeply divided society and this is no more evident than in the nation’s capital.


Washington DC, the capital city of the richest country on Earth, has an HIV infection rate of 3.2%, the highest HIV rate of any large city in America and placing it well above many African cities renowned for their high prevalence of HIV AIDS. How can this be so in the world’s wealthiest nation with a plentiful supply of antiretroviral drugs, efficient systems to administer them and effective popular ways of interrupting the spread of the disease?

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