Heather Boerner

Heather Boerner

Journalist and Author

Heather Boerner is an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling on healthcare issues. She's most interested in how people choose between equally important needs.

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Uncovering the female body's secret protection against HIV | PBS ...

“We have a pretty impressive protective barrier [in the vagina]."

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How vaginal bacteria could be stoking HIV cases and blocking prevention

By some estimates, about 40 percent of HIV infections are associated with biological mechanisms — mechanisms that scientists are just beginning to unravel.