HIV Cure and Reservoir Symposium 2017

Abstract

Stably integrated HIV inside the host cell genome is considered the final hurdle to cure one of the most important infectious diseases humans have ever faced. The latent HIV reservoir is able to refuel infection once the treatment is stopped and therefore a better understanding of both the composition and the size of the reservoir is important to aid the development of cure strategies as well as to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic interventions to reduce the HIV reservoir. Our symposium will comprehensively summarise the state of the art in HIV cure strategies and diagnostic tools to monitor therapeutic interventions and an international expert panel will guide the audience through the latest developments in the HIV cure field, focusing on reservoir characterisation and novel clinical strategies to achieve HIV cure.

Stably integrated HIV inside the host cell genome is considered the final hurdle to cure one of the most important infectious diseases humans have ever faced. The latent HIV reservoir is able to refuel infection once the treatment is stopped and therefore a better understanding of both the composition and the size of the reservoir is important to aid the development of cure strategies as well as to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic interventions to reduce the HIV reservoir. Our symposium will comprehensively summarise the state of the art in HIV cure strategies and diagnostic tools to monitor therapeutic interventions and an international expert panel will guide the audience through the latest developments in the HIV cure field, focusing on reservoir characterisation and novel clinical strategies to achieve HIV cure.

Article Category

HIV cure research

Article Type

Conference abstracts

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