Thirty years of AIDS subject of Reynolds Lecture

Michael Saag, M.D., professor of medicine and internationally renowned expert, will offer a history of AIDS.

The history of AIDS — from devastating killer to mere chronic disease — is the focus of the 34th annual Reynolds Historical Lecture. Michael Saag, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and holder of the Jim Straley Chair in AIDS Research, will present “Thirty Years of AIDS” at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Volker Hall, Lecture Room E, 1670 University Blvd. The lecture is open to the public and a reception will follow.

Saag is an internationally known clinician and researcher in AIDS. He is a former chair of the HIV Medicine Association, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, as well as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines panel on antiretroviral therapy and numerous state, local and national committees.

He has authored dozens of scientific manuscripts, contributed more than 50 chapters to medical textbooks and served on the editorial board of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. He is co-author of a 2007 textbook, AIDS Therapy, and editor of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and the Sanford Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy.

The Reynolds Historical Lecture is hosted by Reynolds Associates, UAB Historical Collections, the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, the Reynolds Historical Library and UAB Archives.