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The 2021 Community HIV Cure Research Workshop will take place virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, we are changing the way we usually offer this community-friendly way to learn more about HIV cure-related research.

The biggest change you will notice is that we will break of the workshop into three virtual 2-hour sessions. These sessions will be held on separate days. The workshop sessions will be held on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, 2021 (which is right before CROI 2021), and then on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (which is after the conference).

All sessions will start at the same time: 12pm Eastern/ 11am Central / 10am Mountain / 9am Pacific.

You can register using the links below. Join us for just one session, or for all three if you are hungry to learn as much as you can about the recent work towards a cure for HIV.

The co-hosts for all sessions will be Danielle Campbell, MPH (AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition; DARE) and Michael Louella (defeatHIV Community Engagement Project Manager).

Please see downloadable program description for additional information.

As each workshop webinar is completed, we’ll post available slide presentations in PDF format (click on the titles), along with video links to the Zoom recordings.

Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop Session #1
Thursday March 4th
Time: 12-2pm ET

Welcome and Introductions
Danielle Campbell, MPH, AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition; DARE
Michael Louella, defeatHIV Community Engagement Project Manager

Introduction to HIV Cure Research (Video)
Laurie Sylla, defeatHIV CAB

ATIs in the Time of COVID  (Video)
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

Perspective of ATI trial participant William B. Carter, BEAT-HIV CAB (Video)

The Role of Social Sciences in HIV Cure Directed Research: Case Studies from the BEAT HIV Community Engagement Group (CEG)  (Video)
Steven Johnson, Daiquiri Robinson, and Christoper Roebuck, PhD, MPH

Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop Session #2 – Gene Therapy and a Tribute to Timothy Ray Brown

Friday March 5th
Time: 12-2pm ET

Overview of gene therapy in HIV cure research (Video)
Christopher Peterson, PhD, Fred Hutch

Anti-HIV duoCAR-T cells: Preclinical studies leading to a Phase I/IIa clinical trial and a model for affordable access of gene-modified cell therapy products (Video)
Kim Antony-Gonda, PhD, MB ASCP
Boro Dropulić, PhD, MBA

Bringing safe, effective, and accessible curative interventions for HIV to all (Video)
Joseph (Mike) McCune, MD, PhD, Head, HIV Frontiers, Global Health Innovative Technology Solutions

A tribute to Timothy Ray Brown with Adam Castillejo (the London Patient), Matt Sharp and Gary Steinkohl (Video)

Post-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop Session #3 – CROI Report-Back, Perspectives on HIV Cure Research in 2021 (Video)

Tuesday March 16th
Time: 12-2pm ET

Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
Brad Jones, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil., Wistar Institute, BEAT-HIV
Josephine Nabukenya, HIV/AIDS activist, Stephen Lewis Foundation Youth program coordinator, Makerere University

Workshop Sponsors

AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition


BEAT-HIV Community Advisory Board

DARE Community Advisory Board

defeatHIV Community Advisory Board

European AIDS Treatment Group

I4C Community Advisory Board


Treatment Action Group

University of Washington/Fred Hutch CFAR Cure Scientific Working Group

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