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World AIDS Day Commemoration 2010

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In commemoration of World AIDS Day, I am welcoming Lisa Rohan, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, to talk about her important research. A major focus for AIDS research has been on drugs to help people who are HIV positive, but another area of research is also critically important in the fight against the worldwide spread of HIV. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been focusing on the development of vaginal and rectal products that can be applied prior to sexual intercourse to protect from the acquisition of HIV. One such product is a vaginal quick dissolve film which provides an economical, discreet, and easy to use dosage form for delivery of drugs intended for HIV prevention. We will talk about this work in relation to the spread of HIV. I'm also interested in learning from her, about how applicable these methods designed for male to female transmission, may be to prevent male to male transmission. As usual, we will take calls as well as questions via the online chat.