Margolis & Mathews highlight HIV cure research in new Chair's Corner podcast

How close are we to a cure for HIV, and what are the messages about HIV that the community needs to hear? Ron Falk, MD, interviews David Margolis, MD, and Allison Mathews, PhD, in this Chair's Corner episode about HIV cure research and the efforts of the 2BeatHIV project to connect with the community.

Margolis & Mathews highlight HIV cure research in new Chair's Corner podcast click to enlarge David Margolis, MD, and Allison Mathews, PhD
"Part of getting that message out ..is communicating this message that once you get tested, its not a death sentence – you can get into medication, you can get access to resources to pay for the medication. And... that taking medication can prevent you from passing it on to your partner, and that there is a pill called PrEP that allows people to prevent themselves from getting HIV. That message is not widely known."

-Dr. Mathews 
Topics include:
  • Myths about HIV cure
  • HIV cure - and the message to the community
  • HIV testing & community engagement
  • Community work in Durham, North Carolina
  • Ways to prevent HIV
  • An example of the 2BeatHIV approach
  • HIV current therapy & HIV cure research at UNC

Listen to podcast on the Department of Medicine web site.

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