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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
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.


  • 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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