(Note: This post has been updated to reflect a schedule change.)
Almost 40 years after the discovery of HIV, a new NOVA program “Ending HIV in America” reflects on the history of one of the most elusive and deadly viruses to ever infect humans.
Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases known for his work on transmission and prevention of HIV, was interviewed for the program premiering October 5 at 9 pm on PBS. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, and Angela Kashuba, PharmD, were also interviewed describing new approaches to therapy and vaccine development, along with researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of California San Francisco and University of Washington.
Dr. Cohen is the architect and principal investigator of the multinational HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study which demonstrated that antiretroviral treatment prevents the sexual transmission of HIV-1. The journal Science recognized this work as the “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2011. He is the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology and Epidemiology and associate vice chancellor for global health.