Boston MedTalks

90 – 90 – 90 Treatment Target to Help End the Spread of AIDS

Cassandra Pierre, MD & Paul Goulet - Speaker Bio
Dr. Cassandra Pierre is a specialist with Boston Medical Center’s General Infectious Diseases practice and an instructor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pierre completed her internal medicine residency training as well as her fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Her research interests include the risk of occupational exposures to blood borne viruses among health care workers in developing countries, biomarkers assessing the tuberculosis treatment outcomes and the interaction between tuberculosis and HIV and she specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of patients affected by the AIDS virus.

Paul Goulet has more than 28 years of experience working in health policy and consumer advocacy. He currently serves as the Program manager for the Special linkage and Retention Team (ARCH Team) at the Center for Infectious Disease at Boston Medical Center. He is the chair of the New England Association of Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health covering six New England States and also serves on the board of the National Quality Center, Consumer Advisory Council.
  • Topic Info:90 – 90 – 90 is a treatment target to help end the spread of AIDS. This is an idea that by 2020, 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their status, 90 percent of people who know their status will be on antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of people on antiretroviral therapy will achieve viral suppression.

    Dr. Cassandra Pierre and Paul Goulet join the show to discuss the quality of infectious disease care offered at Boston Medical Center, World AIDS Day (December 1st) and how Boston Medical Center is the largest HIV/AIDS program in the New England area.