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HIV Cure Research Workshop Report
The last edition of the “International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies” took place in St Maarten, December 6-9, 2011. It is now time for the 210 participants to translate into their personal research.
To design a cure for HIV infection, different or complementary approaches are needed to target residual virus in ART-treated patients. Some of them are already under testing, like vorinostat, of will be soon proposed for clinical trials, like anti-PD1 antibodies.
Finally, it is already shared by the scientific community that therapeutic approaches towards an HIV cure should be combinations of drugs to suppress inflammation, anti-PD1, chemokine antagonists, etc.
The 210 participants at the “International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies” discussed all these aspects in-depth. They were basic scientists, clinical researchers, firms’ representatives, and patients’ advocates, all highly involved in the search of an HIV cure.
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