21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)


With HIV Cure Research on the Horizon, Exploring Ethical Questions in Advance

September 16, 2016

Cure panel at AIDS 2016

Credit: Olivia G. Ford

Rigorous investigations into perceptions of HIV cure research, willingness to participate and the myriad ethical implications woven into these endeavors have begun in earnest on several continents. At AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, a multidisciplinary panel of researchers discussed the ethical questions they have already attempted to answer, quandaries their explorations have revealed and common concerns and themes that are shaping the future of HIV cure study development.

Here are the main questions explored:

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