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Researchers at a major retroviral conference in Boston announced what could be some major breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of the disease.

These include the ability to eradicate the virus in infected children, a monthly shot that may prevent transmission of HIV and a novel gene therapy technique that also has the potential to cure the disease in adults.

Dr. Ingrid Katz, an infectious disease specialist, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the breakthroughs.


  • Ingrid Katz, infectious disease specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

This segment aired on March 7, 2014.