Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is the most effective prevention for HIV transmission.
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is the most effective prevention for HIV transmission.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Georgia has the highest rate of new Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) infections proportionate to population. The problem is especially severe in metro Atlanta. 

President Trump is proposing $291 million in funding to end HIV transmissions in the United States by 2030. "On Second Thought" wanted to know how realistic this goal was, so Dr. Carlos del Rio from the Emory School of Public Health joined the show to discuss the initiative and how it affects Georgia. 

"On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Dr. Carlos del Rio.

Dr. del Rio is the chair of the department of global health. He's also co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS research.

 

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