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Visible & Unseen: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 4 - Ace Robinson
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Visible & Unseen: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 4 - Ace Robinson

In this episode of 'Visible and Unseen,' host Dazon engages in a powerful conversation with guest Ace Robinson, focusing on the journey of HIV advocacy within Black life over the years and the pivotal shift towards inclusivity in the movement. They discuss the progress and challenges in HIV activism, emphasizing the transformation from a predominantly white, male-dominated advocacy to a more diverse and inclusive leadership that mirrors the communities most affected by HIV. 00:00 Welcome to Visible and Unseen: Chronicling HIV in Black Life 00:31 Introducing Ace Robinson: A Voice in the HIV Movement 01:26 The Evolution of the HIV Movement and Its Impact on Black and Brown Communities 06:22 Ace Robinson on Balancing Clinical Practice and Community Advocacy 10:37 Learning from Global HIV Responses: Insights from Africa to America 24:20 The Future of HIV Advocacy: Passing the Baton to the Next Generation 28:15 Closing Thoughts and Happy Pride Credits: Host & Executive Producer: Dázon Dixon Diallo - Founder & Executive Director, SisterLove, Inc Special Guest: Ace Robinson MPH, MHL - Founder and Principal, Equity is The Word Powered by GILEAD Produced by Victor Jackson & Sitovea Monique | Glam Rock Soul Entertainment Group LLC Graphics by Danielle Gray | DG Marketing Co. Edited by Ty Moore | WHENITSDOCUMENTED Digital Content Operations Strategy by Brison Edwards | SisterLove, Inc Presented by SisterLove, Inc
'We Can Cure HIV' - A Conversation with Emory University's ERASE HIV Cure Research Scientists
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'We Can Cure HIV' - A Conversation with Emory University's ERASE HIV Cure Research Scientists

Advancements in HIV Cure Research Parie Bhandari, the community engagement coordinator for ERASE HIV and a member of SisterLove, introduces an informative session concerning HIV cure research. Researchers Dr. Mirko Pairdini and Dr. Deanna Culpa discuss the importance of non-human primate research in advancing HIV cure studies, including the use of interventions like venetoclax and antibody blockade. They detail the methodologies, outcomes, and future directions of their research, emphasizing both the promising results and the challenges associated with moving toward human trials. The session also covered the community's concerns about safety, efficacy, and the potential implications for human treatment availability, particularly addressing the complexities of the immune system's response to HIV. Q&A sessions throughout the event allowed for engagement and clarification on vital aspects of the research. 00:00 Welcome and Introduction to Erase HIV 00:30 Overview of HIV Cure Research and Non-Human Primate Studies 02:30 Deep Dive into Non-Human Primate Research for HIV Cure 02:56 Exploring the Challenges and Potential of Antiretroviral Therapy 08:22 The Role of Non-Human Primates in HIV Research 12:30 Addressing Questions and Concerns about the Research 28:31 Challenges and Costs of Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy in Animal Models 29:15 Early Results: Reducing the HIV Reservoir with Venetoclax 30:27 Sustained Reduction and Future Directions 31:35 Understanding the Complex Mechanisms of HIV Persistence 35:00 Exciting Outcomes from Immune System Targeting Antibodies 38:59 Addressing Toxicity and Safety Concerns 45:36 Exploring Further: Questions and Community Engagement
Visible & Unseen Podcast: Episode 3 - Dr. Keith Rawlings
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Visible & Unseen Podcast: Episode 3 - Dr. Keith Rawlings

Dr. Keith Rawlings shares his journey in HIV care and treatment, starting with his first encounter with a patient living with HIV. He discusses the importance of equity in healthcare and the need for representation in research. He also emphasizes the significance of black women's leadership in the HIV movement. This conversation explores the importance of community validation and the value of lived experiences in HIV conversations. It emphasizes the need to include women and all communities in discussions about HIV treatment, prevention, and clinical research. The conversation also highlights the essential populations in HIV, including heterosexual men. The importance of changing representation in science and actively mentoring others is discussed, along with the need to include more people in healthcare. The power of sharing ideas and the impact of secret mentorship are also explored. The conversation concludes with a call to action to step into the breach and make a difference in the world. TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Introduction to Visible and Unseen: Chronicling HIV in Black Life 00:27 A Pioneering Journey: Dr. Keith Rowling's Entry into HIV Care 05:13 The Evolution of HIV Care and the Fight for Equity 08:44 Championing Representation and Equity in HIV Research 14:25 The Critical Role of Black Women in HIV Advocacy and Leadership 18:54 Passing the Baton: The Future of HIV Care and Research 22:56 Closing Remarks and Appreciation Credits: Host & Executive Producer: Dázon Dixon Diallo - Founder & Executive Director, SisterLove, Inc Special Guest: Dr. Keith Rawlings - Senior Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare Powered by GILEAD Produced by Victor Jackson & Sitovea Monique | Glam Rock Soul Entertainment Group LLC Graphics by Danielle Gray | DG Marketing Co. Edited by Ty Moore | WHENITSDOCUMENTED Digital Content Operations Strategy by Brison Edwards | SisterLove, Inc Presented by SisterLove, Inc