HIV, Hep A, measles. CDC director shares his priority list of diseases to wipe out in Florida.

A. I don’t think there’s any question that will happen, but I don’t pretend to predict when. When I started treating men and women with HIV infection in the 1980s, my patients had less than a year survival. No one saw on the horizon that this would be a condition that you can live a natural lifetime. Who would have predicted that? Science has provided tools that can help with stigmatization and make it so you can no longer transmit HIV to another person. This is huge progress. I am confident science will eventually provide solutions for a preventive HIV vaccine. Who would have believed Hepatitis C would be treatable or curable? You have to continue to invest in science, but that said, when you have science, you have to put it into action.