International AIDS Society
International AIDS Society


The Towards an HIV Cure project is an initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS). The mission of the project is to provide leadership in advocating for increased investment in HIV cure research and to facilitate more concerted efforts to accelerate global scientific research.

In light of the resurgence of interest and optimism on prospects of a cure for HIV, the IAS undertook to guide the development of a Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure. An International Scientific Working Group of over 30 leading scientists in the field worked towards the establishment of a consensus on the state-of-the-art HIV cure research which lays the foundation for the Global Scientific Strategy.

The Global Scientific Strategy “Towards an HIV Cure”, which identifies seven priority research areas, spanning basic science in virology and immunology, preclinical science and clinical trials, was launched in July 2012 in Washington, DC.

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The Towards an HIV Cure initiative would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support in 2014:



2015 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium

July 18-19, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

2014 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium

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