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Dr. Don Francis is known the world over as one of the key figures to witness and identify the beginnings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He fought for the containment of the disease and led the search for a cure for the HIV/AIDS epidemic during his time at the American Centre for Disease Control. Francis expertise was called upon in Canada during the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada, which also came to be known as the Krever Inquiry. There he testified about the role of institutional neglect in Canada's tainted blood tragedy of the 1980s and early 1990s. As a budding epidemiologist Dr. Don Francis travelled the world learning about and working to cure disease outbreaks like smallpox and ebola in places like Africa and India. He takes to the red chair to share his story.