A Frontline Fighter In Pediatric HIV

A Frontline Fighter In Pediatric HIV

Kojo talks with Johns Hopkins pediatric virologist Dr. Deborah Persaud about her career and the research that led to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected baby.

In early March, the HIV community was stunned by a headline it had waited more than two decades to see: a baby in Mississippi had been "functionally cured" of the HIV virus. The medical team behind the research was led by Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. Kojo talks with Persaud about what her research means for HIV treatment locally and globally, as well as how her career brought her from Guyana to the peak of pediatric medicine.

Guests

Dr. Deborah Persaud

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

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