HIV Cure Scientific Working Group

The HIV Cure Scientific Working Group aims to:

  1. Bring together investigators in the JHU HIV/AIDS research community who are interested in the problem of HIV eradication, including those interested in immunologic and virologic approaches;
  2. Engage JHU investigators who are not currently doing AIDS research but whose expertise bears on the problem of HIV-1 eradication, including viral oncologists and cancer immunologists;
  3. Facilitate the sharing of scientific expertise in the measurement of viral reservoirs;
  4. Promote the design and execution of clinical trials of potential eradication strategies.

2018 HIV Cure Symposium | Sept. 6th

Community Call for a Cure: Community Engagement, Cure Characteristics, Issues and Impediments
Lynda Dee, JD, Executive Director AIDS Action Baltimore
A Post-Treatment Controller
Joel Blankson, MD, PhD
Novel Humanized Mouse Models for Immune Clearance of HIV-1 Latent Reservoirs
Liang Shan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University

Functional Latency in CD4+ Lymphocytes and Macrophages in Macaques Infected with SIVmac251
Janice Clements, PhD
CD8+ T Cells and HIV/SIV Eradication
Guido Silvestri, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University
Ethics and HIV Cure-Related Research
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA

Overview of Clinical Trials Toward HIV Remission and Cure for Children and Adults: Hope or Hype?
Deborah Persaud, MD
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies as Components of HIV Therapy and Cure Strategies
Katharine Bar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Discussion: HIV Cure; A Reality Check
Lynda Dee
Joel Blankson, MD, PhD
Liang Shan, PhD
Janice Clements, PhD
Guido Silvestri, MD,
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Deborah Persaud, MD
Katharine Bar, MD
Richard Ambinder, MD, PhD