2-20-12: The Math Behind Slowing HIV

February 20, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Our understanding of how to treat HIV/AIDS has expanded exponentially since the 1980s when doctors first understood it as GRID, but until recently doctors didn’t have a way to understand mathematically how well modern drugs used to stall the replication of the HIV virus worked.

A recent study, published this past Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine, shows just how well over 850 combinations of drugs work. With us this morning to explain the research is the study’s lead investigator Dr. Robert Siliciano, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

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