Welcome to the Chair’s Corner

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 Chair’s Corner podcast series, “HIV Matters.”

  • Christopher Hurt, MD

    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.

  • David Margolis, MD

    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. Margo … Continued

  • David Wohl, MD

    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 a … Continued

  • Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH

    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. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH … Continued

  • Joe Eron, MD

    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. Joe E … Continued

  • David Margolis, MD, MPH

    HIV Cure Research and Connecting to the Community: with Dr. David Margolis and Dr. Allison Mathews

    How close are we to a cure for HIV, and what are the messages about HIV that the community needs to hear? Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. David Margolis and Dr. Allison Mathews in this episode about HIV cure research and the efforts of the 2BeatHIV project to connect with the community. Dr. Margolis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Departme … Continued

  • Claire Farel, MD, MPH

    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 … Continued


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