Meet the unsung Filipina who cured HIV ~ Pinoy Media

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Meet the unsung Filipina who cured HIV

There are TWO filipinos in Time Magazine’s 2013 listing of the 100 most influential people in the world --- President Benigno Aquino and Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, an unsung Filipina who cured HIV.

Luzuriaga whose father is a Filipino and who knows how to speak Filipino was part of an all-woman medical team acknowledged for the first cure of a baby with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS.

The other two members of the team, Dr. Hannah Gay of the University of Mississippi and Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, were also included in Time’s 100.

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