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Community HIV Cure Research Workshop – Afternoon Session

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

defeatHIV and The Seattle Public Library are partnering–along with many global community advocacy groups–to bring to the public some of the international scientists and community advocates working towards the goal of curing HIV.

In Seattle for a major conference called CROI, the people at the forefront of this effort will share the research, concerns and conversations about the great challenges we face in eliminating HIV from the body.

Join us for this free and informative event.

We are lucky to have Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, who serves as the Director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) opening our afternoon session.

DAIDS is a part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Dr. Dieffenbach oversees a global HIV/AIDS research portfolio of more than $1 billion and a staff of more than 150 federal employees.

He is responsible for developing and supporting the infrastructure and biomedical research needed to create new approaches for the treatment and cure of HIV.

We’ll also have a special appearance by Timothy Ray Brown, the first and to-date still only person to be cured of HIV. Together with Timothy, we will celebrate the 12th year of his being cured through a stem cell transplant with HIV-resistant donor cells.

The full line-up of speakers and topics is given below.

And be sure to check out the event page for our morning session at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 9am to 12pm!

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV and related infectious diseases.



Cure Research Overview
Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D
Director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS),
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Pediatric HIV Cure Research Update: Remission Cases and Clinical Trials
Deborah Persaud, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD


Potential for HIV Cure by Stem Cell Transplantation, the IciStem Perspective. Monique Nijhuis
Associate Professor University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands

African Myths and Misconceptions about the Cure of HIV
Moses Supercharger

Panel Discussion – Concepts and Perceptions of HIV Cure Research
Moderator: A. Toni Young

5:00 – 5:15 PM
Recognition and Celebration of the 12th year of Timothy Ray Brown’s Cure (with Cake!)
Michael Louella and Timothy Ray Brown

Mingle and Meet the Researchers


March 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Seattle Public Library Downtown
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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