We met in England in the winter of 2002 when you came to speak. I am now 25 and reading for my PhD at Oxford University. You got me interested in HIV 10 years ago. I became fascinated by the world of infectious diseases. So when the opportunity came up to take the lead on developing an HIV drug I jumped at the chance. I couldn’t turn down the possibility to work on something that could make your life, and the lives of many others, so much better. When I am deciding whether a drug is worthwhile or whether the side effects are too severe I try to think about whether you would take it. Ultimately, I am motivated by the thought that one day you might take my drug and it will make a positive difference to your life. I just wanted to tell you how much those brief meetings have directly influenced my career, and I hope that someday I will be able to help you in return.