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CROI 2013: Women's Issues in HIV Research (Video)

April 24, 2013

Heidi Nass, treatment activist and member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines, sits down with Elizabeth Connick, M.D., and Monica Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., to talk about some of the health issues surrounding women in the HIV community. They talk about the results of the VOICE Study, in particular, the low adherence rates of the study participants and what the implications are for HIV prevention in women. They also discuss hormonal contraception and how the case of the cured baby affects women and mothers living with HIV.

More on the panelists:

  • Elizabeth Connick, M.D., is a professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she spearheads research specializing in immunopathogenesis of HIV infection.
  • Monica Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of HIV/AIDS at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a specialist in measuring the differences between men's and women's responses to antiretroviral therapy and in evaluating innovative markers of adherence and exposure in HIV treatment and prevention.

The video above has been cross-posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.


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