Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances: HIV Tests and AIDS Treatments

24 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2019 Last revised: 9 Jun 2021

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Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Srikant Datar

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: May 15, 2021

Abstract

We describe how a diverse cast of characters including public health organizations, research laboratories, for-profit health care companies, activists and regulators, rolled back the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in just fifteen years. Moreover, as the case history shows, a stunning reduction in deaths from the diseases was accomplished largely through accretive advances—without developing a vaccine, an unambiguous test, or a complete cure.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment, Technological Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Technology Adoption, Collaborative Innovation and Invention, Innovation and Invention, Governing Rules Regulations and Reforms

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar and Datar, Srikant and Stebbins, Katherine, Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances: HIV Tests and AIDS Treatments (May 15, 2021). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-007, Harvard Business School General Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3429950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3429950

Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Srikant Datar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit ( email )

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617-495-6543 (Phone)
617-496-7363 (Fax)

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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