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April 16, 2009

SFAF.org Podcast #53 - BETA editor Reilly O'Neal on curbing the spread of HIV through treatment

In this episode, a discussion with Reilly O'Neal, editor of BETA, the Foundation's Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS. Recent studies offer evidence and raise questions about the role of antiretroviral medications in curbing the spread of HIV. Questions such as "Are HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs less likely to transmit the virus?" Find out what's being done to answer these questions and the relationship between HIV treatment and HIV prevention.

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You can join the discussion on these issues at our HIVision forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 29th entitled "Is HIV Treatment HIV Prevention?" For more information or to RSVP for this event, visit the HIVision page on sfaf.org.

Prior to joining the Foundation, O'Neal was the managing editor of Studies in Comparative International Development, a quarterly journal exploring political, social, and economic issues—including drug patenting laws—in developing countries. She holds a master's degree in biomedical anthropology.

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