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On Sunday February 22, 2015 in Seattle, the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition, AVAC, Project Inform and TAG co-sponsored a community workshop on HIV cure research. The workshop has become an annual event that takes place immediately prior to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Presenters have kindly made their powerpoint slides available for download, and reports on the proceedings were posted by AIDSMap and EATG (see links below).


Allogeneic stem cell transplant in HIV-1-infected individuals
Javier Martinez-Picado, ICREA Research Professor at the AIDS Research Institute irsiCaixa

The potential role of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in HIV Remission and Cure Research
Stephen Mason, Bristol-Myers Squibb

B Cell Follicle Sanctuary Permits Persistent Productive SIV Infection in Elite Controllers: Implications for HIV Cure Research (images on slides 3-7 not available due to pending publication)
Afam Okoye, Oregon Health & Science University

IAS Towards a Cure initiative
Anna-Laura Ross

NHP advocacy issues
Jeff Taylor and Lynda Dee

Cure-iculum update & future plans
Jessica Handibode & Karine Dubé

We may need to combine many approaches to achieve a cure, delegates hear – Gus Cairns, AIDSMap, March 9, 2015

Pre-CROI Community Cure Workshop, Sunday, February 22, 2015, Crowne Plaza – Siegfried Schwarze, EATG

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