Google+ Hangout Gives Students a Crash Course in HIV

By Sydney Van Horn | October 1, 2013

On Monday, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) hosted a Google+ Hangout with eighth grade students from the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, New York.  EGPAF’s Director of Clinical and Basic Research, Dr. Jeffrey Safrit, gave students a crash course in how HIV infects the body and how antiretroviral therapy (ART) can help a mother prevent transmission of HIV to her child.

Throughout the interactive session, students asked engaging questions about HIV/AIDS and dug deep into the science of how HIV works.

To learn more about HIV, check out our HIV 101  blog series with Dr. Safrit, here.