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Mark Wainberg

Mark A. Wainberg, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D., (born April 21, 1945) is a Canadian scientist and AIDS researcher. He is the Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology at McGill University.

His most notable achievements is his initial identification of the antiviral capabilities of 3TC in 1989.

He received a B.Sc. from McGill University in 1966 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1972.

From 1998 to 2000, he was President of the International AIDS Society. In 2004, he appeared in a controversial and award-winning independent film by Robin Scovill entitled The Other Side of AIDS. [1] In this film he expresses his opinion on the subject of AIDS dissidents, stating that those who publicly question the HIV theory should be thrown in jail on charges of "public endangerment". In 2006, he criticised the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper about his absence at the XVI International AIDS Conference of which he is the Co-Chair. [2]


In 2001, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for his "major contributions to the study and treatment of" HIV/AIDS. [3] In 2005, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec, an order of merit bestowed by the government of the Province of Quebec. [4] In 2000, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


  1. ^ The Other Side of AIDS.
  2. ^ AIDS conference opens in Toronto without Harper. CTV. August 14, 2006
  3. ^ Order of Canada citation.
  4. ^ National Order of Quebec citation.
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