Towards an HIV Cure

Towards an HIV Cure, an initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS) provides leadership in facilitating more concerted efforts to accelerate global scientific research towards a cure for HIV and in advocating for increased investment in HIV cure research.

Mission and Goals

  • Facilitate scientific discussion, exchange and collaboration to promote and accelerate research towards a cure for HIV;
  • Provide leadership in advocating for increased investment and resource optimization in HIV cure research;
  • Provide clear and accurate information and disseminate knowledge in the broader community.


The initiative responds to the growing scientific excitement around cure research through organizing scientific meetings, creating knowledge dissemination and information sharing platforms, and advocating for the benefits of an HIV.

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The initiative, along with its partners, plan, host and convene meetings at regional and international AIDS conferences to encourage collaborations and sharing of knowledge.

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The initiative coordinates the publication of articles, promotes community engagement, develops advocacy tools and provides guidance on HIV cure research priorities with the support of topic-specific working groups and key stakeholders.

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Follow HIV cure in the news, the latest research, and press releases, and learn more from the frequently asked questions, opinion articles and additional online HIV cure resources.

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The Towards an HIV Cure initiative would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support in 2016: