AIDS 2012: Towards an HIV Cure – July 19

AIDS 2012: Towards an HIV Cure – July 19

The Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure,developed by some of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS clinicians and researchers, will be launched to media ahead of a key scientific symposium (July 20-21) to discuss the Strategy. The media launch and symposium are closely linked to the programme of the XIX International AIDS Conference, which will be held Sunday July 22 through to Friday July 27, in Washington, D.C.
An international working group of scientists has developed a Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure under the auspices of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals. The strategy aims to build a global consensus on the state of research in the HIV reservoirs field and define a roadmap of scientific priorities that must be addressed by future research to tackle HIV persistence in patients on antiretroviral therapy.
In light of the recent resurgence of interest and optimism on prospects of a cure for HIV – either a sterilizing one or a functional one – the IAS and its partners – the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, the United States National Institutes of Health, Sidaction and the Treatment Action Group are committed to seizing the momentum and demonstrating leadership in advocating for increased investment in HIV cure research and more concerted efforts to advance the science.

Chair: Bertrand Audoin, Executive Director, the International AIDS Society, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and President-elect of the International AIDS Society, Paris, France
  • Steven Deeks, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Rowena Johnston, Vice President, Research at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group, New York, USA
  • Sharon Lewin, the Burnet Institute and Co- Chair, AIDS 2014, Melbourne, Australia
  • Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS

Event Date

Jul 19, 2012

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