07/25/2014

HIV/AIDS Update

17:25 minutes

This month, a baby that was thought to be “cured” of HIV had the virus later detected in her blood, and the World Health Organization recommended that at-risk men should take Truvada, a drug that can prevent HIV infection. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Antonio Urbina of Mount Sinai Hospital, discuss what these announcements mean for HIV/AIDS research and prevention.

Segment Guests

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Antonio Urbina

Antonio Urbina is associate medical director of the Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.