Top Video Interviews on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A review of the top two video interviews from 2016 is included here.

Below are excerpts from the Top 2 video interviews on sexually transmitted disease posted on our site in 2016.

The first interview was with David Rosenthal, DO, PhD, medical director for the Center for Young Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV Care at Northwell Health, and discussed the growing threat of HIV/AIDS.

Contagion: How close are we to finding a cure for HIV?

Rosenthal: “[The National Institute of Health (NIH) has] been increasing the funding and decreasing the funding for many, many years, and so, [when it comes to the question of] how close it is? I don’t know. I believe in the work that Anthony Fauci is doing and I think that the NIH is certainly getting much closer than we were. I think that 2015 was a very good year for HIV cure and HIV prevention in ways we haven’t seen in previous years due to several new breakthroughs in clinical trials.”

Watch the full interview here.

The second interview was with Kenneth Fife, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, School of Medicine, and discussed his team’s new genital herpes vaccine.

Contagion: Can a genital herpes vaccine can protect against oral herpes?

Fife: “HSV-1 causes most oral herpes. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are very similar and those two proteins that are in this vaccine, glycoprotein D and ICP4, share a lot of similarities with HSV-1 and HSV-2. It is plausible that there will be some impact on HSV-1 and an effect on oral herpes, as well.”

Watch the full interview here.