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Towards an HIV Cure: Industry Collaboration Group

The Towards an HIV Cure: Industry Collaboration Group was established in 2012 to bring together private sector partners, academic cure researchers and funding bodies to support collaboration in HIV cure research and development.

The Cure group facilitates and catalyses dialogue, engagement and collaboration between industry stakeholders and academic, civil society and global health institutions to accelerate scientifically promising and ethical HIV research towards remission and an HIV cure. In 2022, the Cure group joined the Corporate Partnership Programme to broaden and strengthen industry engagement in the global HIV response.

The Cure group specifically focuses on:

  • Facilitating collaboration between pharmaceutical industries and smaller biotech and diagnostics firms involved in HIV cure research and development, and enabling their engagement with academia, civil society and global health institutions
  • Supporting the design, implementation, conduct and analysis of new cure modalities
  • Addressing manufacturing and regulatory issues that may hamper the development of an HIV cure
  • Seeking and encouraging the development of initiatives to increase financial support from industry partners for HIV cure research and development

Interested in joining? Please contact [email protected].

Case studies of how membership could work for you:

Case study 1: Convenings (IAS 2021 example)

The Cure group hosted a satellite at IAS 2021, titled “IAS Industry Cure Collaboration Group: Linking community to strategy”. Members presented on cure strategies – where are we and what’s in the pipeline – and identified how to engage communities in the next phases of HIV cure clinical studies.

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Meet the Cure group members

Steering Group

Co-chairs

Bonnie Howell
Bonnie Howell

Bonnie Howell

Merck & Co., Inc
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Timothy Henrich
Timothy Henrich

Timothy Henrich

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Industry members

Devi SenGupta
Devi SenGupta

Devi SenGupta

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
United States
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Jeffrey Safrit
Jeffrey Safrit

Jeffrey Safrit

ImmunityBio
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Academic members

Sarah Fidler
Sarah Fidler

Sarah Fidler

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
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Thumbi Ndung’u
Thumbi Ndung’u

Thumbi Ndung’u

Africa Health Research Institute
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Civil Society members

Maurine Murenga
Maurine Murenga

Maurine Murenga

Lean on Me Foundation
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Haruna Aaron Sunday
Haruna Aaron Sunday

Haruna Aaron Sunday

African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons Development (ANAYD)
Nigeria
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Richard Jefferys
Richard Jefferys

Richard Jefferys

Treatment Action Group
United States
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Simon Collins
Simon Collins

Simon Collins

HIV i-Base, EATG and UK-CAB
United Kingdom
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Ex Officio Past Co-chair

Alan Landay
Alan Landay

Alan Landay

Rush University
United States
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Jan van Lunzen
Jan van Lunzen

Jan van Lunzen

ViiV Healthcare
United Kingdom
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Ex officio – International AIDS Society

Sharon Lewin
Sharon Lewin

Sharon Lewin

President
Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne
Australia
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Maeva Villard
Maeva Villard

Maeva Villard

International AIDS Society
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Nelli Barrière
Nelli Barrière

Nelli Barrière

International AIDS Society
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Carole Beilleau
Carole Beilleau

Carole Beilleau

Director, Development and Partnerships
International AIDS Society
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Tuuli Reissaar
Tuuli Reissaar

Tuuli Reissaar

International AIDS Society
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Julieta Firmat
Julieta Firmat

Julieta Firmat

International AIDS Society
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Members

Heather Madsen
Heather Madsen

Heather Madsen

ViiV Healthcare
United States
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David M Margolis
David M Margolis

David M Margolis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States
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Guido Poli
Guido Poli

Guido Poli

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Javier Martinez-Picado
Javier Martinez-Picado

Javier Martinez-Picado

IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, ICREA, UVic-UCC, CIBERINFEC
Spain
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Lynda Dee
Lynda Dee

Lynda Dee

DARE CAB/amfAR Cure Institute CAB
United States
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Michael Busch
Michael Busch

Michael Busch

Vitalant Research Institute (VRI)
United States
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Michael Lederman
Michael Lederman

Michael Lederman

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
United States
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Robert Reinhard
Robert Reinhard

Robert Reinhard

Public/global health consultant
United States
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Rowena Johnston
Rowena Johnston

Rowena Johnston

amfAR
United States
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Sarah Palmer
Sarah Palmer

Sarah Palmer

The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Australia
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Steven G Deeks
Steven G Deeks

Steven G Deeks

University of California, San Francisco
United States
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Yves Lévy
Yves Lévy

Yves Lévy

French National Institute for Health and Medical Research
France
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Carey Hwang
Carey Hwang

Carey Hwang

Vir Biotechnology, Inc
United States
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