Dr. Trudy Larson, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences was featured on News 4 for her expertise in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment and research. Dr. Larson weighed in on the recent news report claiming that a patient with HIV in London had been “cured” of HIV. She shared with the interviewer that while there are several factors that may dramatically impact the incidence of HIV, including increased testing for HIV, ensure immediate treatment for individuals with HIV, and ensure adherence by enrolling patients in continuing care with full services with the goal of reaching a HIV viral load of zero, a true cure of HIV has not yet been achieved. In addition to these factors, Dr. Larson noted the many barriers to achieving the ultimate goal of zero HIV transmission.
In addition to her involvement in the School of Community Health Sciences, Dr. Larson has been at the forefront of HIV treatment and research. As a founder and former Medical Director of Northern Nevada HOPES, Dr. Larson is one of the leading experts on the topic of HIV in Nevada.
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