“When I look back on my career, I always feel that the most important contribution of my life was political and not scientific” -- Mark Wainberg, 1945-2017
In 1990 a group of McGill researchers, led by Dr. Mark Wainberg, came together to form the McGill AIDS Centre. They were united in their resolve to find solutions to the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. At the time, only 9 years after the first case of AIDS had been reported, 10 million people were already infected with HIV globally. There was no effective treatment available, morbidity and mortality from AIDS were rapidly increasing, and HIV-infected people were highly stigmatized.