The future of HIV treatments and women's mortality rates
Posted at: 03/05/2013 7:51 PM
News10NBC told you on Monday about an infant in Mississippi who has reportedly been "cured" of the HIV virus.
The child was given three HIV drugs shortly after birth and now shows no signs of any active virus in her body, even after stopping the medication.
Dr. Louis Papa from the University of Rochester Medical Center joined News10NBC's Lia Lando on Tuesday to talk about how this could impact the future of HIV patient treatments.
Dr. Papa also discussed new research that shows some women are not living as long as they used to. Women age 75 and younger, many who live in rural areas and in the south and west, are dying at higher rates than previous years.
To see the interview, press play on the video player above.