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Connections: Why are people who are HIV positive often excluded from cancer clinical trials?


25 years have passed since HIV therapies were approved for people living with the virus, but people who are HIV positive are often excluded from cancer clinical trials. Why is that?  

Writer Tim Murphy explored that question, and argues that not only is the practice discriminatory, but it's putting lives at risk. We talk with him about what he learned. Our guests:

  • Tim Murphy, contributing editor for the Body Pro
  • Ariela Noy, M.D., attending physician and member in the Department of Medicine/Lymphoma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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