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Wellness Wednesday: Treating the HIV/AIDS Virus

Pharmacist Clint Hopkins displays the HIV prevention drug Descovy, at Pucci's Pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Rich Pedroncelli
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Associated Press

Advances in medicine have resulted in better management and treatment of the HIV/AIDS virus. Recent breakthrough treatments have seemingly cured individuals who had been HIV-positive. On today’s Wellness Wednesday, we’ll discuss these HIV treatments and what they could mean for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Also on the program dental health and an experimental overdose reduction program in Vancouver.

Guests:

  • Dr. Apoena Ribeiro, Director of Cariology at the Adams School of Dentistry, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Dr. William Haseltine, former Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health professor, founder of the university’s cancer and HIV/AIDS research departments, chairman and president of ACCESS Health International
  • Stephanie Nolen, Global Health Reporter, The New York Times

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