Margaret (Margie) McGlynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) since July 2011, leads a global team of scientists, clinicians and advocates and fosters innovation, flexibility and collaboration in the quest to develop safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world.
I am often surprised by how few people realize that HIV/AIDS is the world's leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. This disease takes an enormous and unacceptable toll on the lives and potential of millions of women - and on the families, communities and economies they support.
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