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Spreading Awareness About HIV Treatment Options

Last month, actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV-positive, opening up a conversation about the virus and the progress that’s been made in treatment and prevention.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working to inform patients and health care providers of a new, anti-viral pill that they estimate can drastically reduce the risk of infection.  Here to tell us more about this treatment and discuss why it hasn’t been adopted by clinicians in the region are Dr. Ken Ho, an HIV specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and Jason Herring, director of programs and communications at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.

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