Highlights from the Third Biennial Strategies for an HIV Cure Meeting, 14–16 November 2016, Bethesda, MD, USA
AbstractSince the first Strategies for an HIV Cure Meeting organised by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 2012, one of the primary purposes of the meeting has been to facilitate communication and foster collaboration across the NIAID-funded Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV cure research (MDC), the broader HIV cure-related research field, and industry and community stakeholders. This year‘s meeting agenda reflected NIAID‘s increasing investment over the last 5 years in research to identify strategies for eradicating or achieving long-term remission of HIV infection. Overviews and research highlights were presented from each of the Martin Delaney Collaboratories, as well as projects funded through the Beyond HAART programme, the Consortia for Innovative AIDS Research in Nonhuman Primates (CIAR) programme, the ACTG and IMPAACT clinical trial networks, and the NIAID Vaccine Research Center in hopes of stimulating cross-talk and synergy among these and other programmes focused on HIV cure research. Aside from the oral presentations described here, the meeting also included 75 poster presentations. Finally, community engagement activities and community participation in the MDC was highlighted throughout the first day and in a special session on Day 2. This reflects NIAID‘s commitment to engage community partners in the earliest stages of research towards curative interventions through the MDC programme. The entire meeting is available for viewing via the NIH VideoCast website at: https://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp.
HIV cure research