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CROI 2014: The Latest on HIV Cure Research (Video)

March 11, 2014

HIV activist and educator Matt Sharp sits down to talk with Nicolas Chomont, Ph.D., from the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida, and Sharon Lewin, M.D., about some of the latest HIV cure research coming out of CROI 2014. The three discuss how the complexity of different types of latently infected cells is pushing the field forward in developing better tools and assays to detect and eradicate the HIV reservoir. They also talk about the updated case of the "Mississippi Baby," as well as the results on a second child who may also be cured after very early treatment after birth.

Watch the video to learn more:


More on the panelists:

  • Nicolas Chomont, Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
  • Sharon Lewin, M.D., an infectious diseases physician and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases (DID) in the Central Clinical School, Monash University, as well as head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred Hospital

The video above has been posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website or YouTube channel to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.

Warren Tong is the research editor for and

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This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014).


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