STDs Amplify the Transmission of HIV: Where do we go from here?
by Myron S. Cohen, M.D.
Please join us December 11, 2014 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET for the STD Prevention Science Series when Dr. Cohen presents on how STDs amplify the transmission of HIV and what to do about it.
Since the time HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, we have known that a wide variety of STDs amplify transmission of the virus. The biological forces that create such risk are increasingly well understood. The greatest challenge has been to design strategies that link detection and treatment of STDs to reduced transmission of HIV.
Myron S. Cohen, MD is an infectious disease specialist widely known for his work on transmission and prevention of transmission of HIV. Dr. Cohen helped to develop laboratory methods to measure HIV in genital secretions, as well as methods to determine the best antiviral agents to reduce replication of HIV in these compartments. Dr. Cohen is the architect and Principal Investigator of the multinational HPTN 052 trial, which demonstrated that antiretroviral treatment of people with HIV infection prevents the sexual transmission of the virus; this work was recognized by Science Magazine as the “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2011.
Attending the Presentation
Participants can attend the STD Prevention Science Series in person in Building 8, Conference Room 1 A/B on the Corporate Square CDC Campus in Atlanta or by joining the event online and calling 1-888-469-3009.The conference number is PW4464261 and the participant passcode is 2509900.
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