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August 09, 2007

SFAF Podcast #14 - HIV Microbicides: A Science and Public Policy Update

In this episode, we'll get the latest information about research on microbicides — chemical compounds now in development — that may help prevent HIV transmission.  Courtney Mulhern-Pearson, a policy analyst in the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Department of Science and Public Policy explains that although there are no HIV microbicides approved for use in humans, research may soon yield another effective tool for HIV prevention.

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Courtney Mulhern-Pearson is responsible for monitoring, analysis and advocacy on a range of HIV-related public policy initiatives at the federal, state and local levels of government.  Prior to joining SFAF, Mulhern-Pearson worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she led outreach efforts on the Medicare part D drug benefit targeting HIV providers.  She received her Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley.

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