Thirty years ago the first reports of a mysterious illness began appearing in the media. This illness would eventually become known as AIDS.

CIRM board member Jeff Sheehy recently spoke as part of a KQED Forum radio show about the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. As a long-time AIDS activist, Sheehy has been part of the fight for a cure. In his introduction, Sheehy talked about limitations of the current drug regimen for HIV/AIDS:

Duane Roth, my colleague on the CIRM governing board where he serves as one of the vice-chairs, has just published an article, with the title, "The Third Seat at the Table: An Insider's Perspective on Patient Representatives," in the Hasting's Center Report. The Center, an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute, publishes its report six times a year to "explore the ethical, legal, and social issues in medicine, health care, public health, and the life sciences."