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From the history and spread of HIV/AIDS to the most recent treatments and prevention strategies, the University of California doctors and researchers are accelerating the progress towards prevention and cure.

AIDS/HIV: Past, Present, and Future (Video‪)‬ UCTV

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From the history and spread of HIV/AIDS to the most recent treatments and prevention strategies, the University of California doctors and researchers are accelerating the progress towards prevention and cure.

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    The Evolution of Infectious Diseases with Justin Meyer: Lecture 17 - HIV Evolution

    The Evolution of Infectious Diseases with Justin Meyer: Lecture 17 - HIV Evolution

    UC San Diego professor of biology Justin Meyer, who specializes in infectious disease research presents his course The Evolution of Infectious Diseases with special attention to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the COVID-19 disease and its pandemic spread throughout the world. In this lecture - an overview of the emergence, life-cycle, and evolution of HIV. Series: "The Evolution of Infectious Diseases with Justin Meyer" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 35833]

    • 1 hr 2 min
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    End-of-Life HIV Research - Exploring Ethics

    End-of-Life HIV Research - Exploring Ethics

    The Last Gift study aims to understand where and how HIV hides in the human body when a person with HIV is taking HIV medications. The Last Gift study tackles these aims by studying people with HIV who are terminally ill from a disease other than HIV, like cancer, ALS, or heart disease. The study follows these volunteers with regular blood draws before the person dies and then examines multiple tissues throughout their bodies after death. From these samples, investigators hope to understand how HIV remains hidden from both the person’s immune system and from current HIV therapy. Results from these studies are designed to help develop ways to clear these reservoirs with future therapies. Dr. Davey Smith, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UCSD discusses the study and its medical and ethical implications. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 32991]

    • 58 min
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    TransPrEP! HIV Prevention for Transgender Persons in California

    TransPrEP! HIV Prevention for Transgender Persons in California

    The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) is funding the largest demonstration project of its kind in the US, to determine the acceptability, utilization, adherence, and pharmacokinetics of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication among transgender persons to promote their health and protect their lives. As researchers, participants and healthcare providers explain here, the three CHRP-supported studies across the state use different techniques, such as providing PrEP and hormonal therapy together at a single clinic visit, offering in-depth pharmacokinetic analyses on how the two treatments interact, or creating a custom text messaging app to communicate with providers and offer peer support. Information on how to enroll in the University of California-affiliated studies is included. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 33176]

    • 4 min
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    Dr. Paul Volberding - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Paul Volberding - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Paul Volberding, professor of medicine at UCSF, was perhaps the leading clinician in the United States in the early days of the HIV epidemic. As a young oncologist finishing his training in the early 1980's, Volberding recalls seeing a young gay man with a previously rare tumor: Kaposi's sarcoma. Little did he know that the underlying immunodeficiency that led to KS would come to define his career. Volberding went on to become the founding chief of the AIDS division at San Francisco General Hospital, where he established the first inpatient AIDS wards and outpatient AIDS clinic. In this interview with Dr. Bob Wachter, chair of UCSF's Department of Medicine, Volberding recalls the early days, including the impact of activism and the fear that he and other clinicians would contract the illness. He also discusses the remarkable progress in turning HIV into a manageable chronic disease and the possibility of finding a cure for AIDS.  Series: "A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today" [Health and Medicine] [Business] [Show ID: 32873]

    • 49 min
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    Sensing Light with Dr. Mark Jacobson

    Sensing Light with Dr. Mark Jacobson

    UCSF Professor Emeritus Dr. Mark Jacobson is interviewed by Dr. Susa Coffey about his novel "Sensing Light." The book focuses on the HIV/AIDS outbreak from the perspective of the medical professionals who found themselves on the front lines trying to treat this horrific new disease. From the first encounter through the decades of hard work that followed, medical science attempted to identify ways to contain and treat the illness. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32345]

    • 1 hr 13 min
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    The Intersection of Behavior and Mental Health Through the Lens of Inflammation HIV Alzheimer's Disease and More with Igor Grant - On Our Mind

    The Intersection of Behavior and Mental Health Through the Lens of Inflammation HIV Alzheimer's Disease and More with Igor Grant - On Our Mind

    Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) pursues research that addresses real world behavioral problems. Studying the intersection of drugs of abuse (primarily methamphetamine) and infection, his work sheds light on the basic mechanisms of injury for people with HIV. He examines inflammation in the context of neurological disorders and measures the impact of chronic stress on Alzheimer's disease caregivers. Dr. Grant joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss his life in science and his fascinating work. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32221]

    • 15 min

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