HIV Matters

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HIV GraphicPodcast Series: HIV Matters

Advancements in HIV treatment and prevention have come a long way since the virus first appeared three decades ago. While there is not yet a cure, people with HIV are enjoying longer and fuller lives, through treatments that also prevent the chance of HIV being transmitted to others. 

It is because of these advancements that UNC’s HIV cure researchers believe an end to this disease is possible. UNC experts talk about HIV prevention, treatment, the social stigmas and the latest research in our new Chair’s Corner podcast series, "HIV Matters."

The Chair's Corner is an educational podcast hosted by Dr. Ron Falk, Department of Medicine Chair at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. We hope you'll join Dr. Falk, a caring physician, world-renowned researcher and mentor of young physicians and scientists. He's passionate about helping patients and their caregivers have access to information that's empowering and vital to managing their health conditions. 

Episodes provide information to help patients understand and manage their health, presented by UNC physicians. We welcome your feedback. 

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Preventing HIV with PrEP - with Dr. Christopher Hurt

Preventing HIV with PrEP - with Dr. Christopher Hurt

As the first episode in "HIV Matters," Dr. Falk welcomes Dr. Christopher Hurt for a discussion on preventing HIV with PreP. Dr. Hurt talks about what PrEP is, how to get it, and who might want to consider using PrEP. Dr. Hurt is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is Co-Director of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center.

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Getting Care for HIV - with Dr. Claire Farel

Getting Care for HIV - with Dr. Claire Farel

When someone is diagnosed with HIV, what kind of care do they need? What can they expect from their first visit to the UNC ID Clinic? Dr. Claire Farel answers these questions and many more in this podcast about getting medical care for HIV. Dr. Farel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is Medical Director of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic.

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HIV Treatment - with Dr. Joe Eron

HIV Treatment - with Dr. Joe Eron

How effective is HIV treatment today? What sorts of side effects do they cause? Dr. Joe Eron addresses concerns and questions related to HIV medications in this HIV Matters episode. He explains how they work in the body, and describes the latest research being done to improve treatment. Dr. Eron is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Living a Long Life with HIV - with Dr. David Wohl

Living a Long Life with HIV - with Dr. David Wohl

Over half of the people living with HIV in the United States are age fifty and older. Dr. David Wohl talks about the importance of not only controlling the virus, but taking good care of your overall health and well-being. He says that while there are some additional challenges people living with HIV face, there are things people can do to improve their chances of living a long and healthy life. Dr. Wohl is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He co-directs HIV services for the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and co-directs the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center.

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HIV-Related Challenges Facing Women & Minorities - with Dr. Adaora Adimora

HIV-Related Challenges Facing Women & Minorities - with Dr. Adaora Adimora

Women and minorities often face extra challenges related to preventing and treating HIV, especially for those in a high-risk environment or who have difficulty accessing medical care. Dr. Adaora Adimora describes specific ways to help these individuals have better outcomes. Dr. Adimora is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Participating in HIV Cure Research - with a UNC Study Participant & Dr. David Margolis

Participating in HIV Cure Research - with a UNC Study Participant & Dr. David Margolis

What are some reasons to participate in HIV cure research? A UNC research study participant, Rob, shares his personal reasons, and describes his involvement in recent studies. Dr. David Margolis, who leads HIV cure research at UNC, joins the conversation and describes where cure research is today, including specifics on Vorinostat trials, and where their work is headed. Dr. Margolis is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is Director of the HIV Cure Center at UNC. He also is the Principal Investigator for CARE, the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication.

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