There have been so many exciting new developments in the world of HIV/AIDS cure and treatment research in the last few months, that it’s tough to keep track of them all. The UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (aka: UW ACTU) is at the forefront of this exciting race to defeat HIV/AIDS and they’re also at the forefront to educate the public about all these new developments.
This Saturday, February 21, 2015 UW ACTU and Defeat HIV will host three free classes on HIV Cure Research at the Seattle Central (Main) Library, 1000 4th Avenue South from 3pm to 6pm. Scientists, activists and researchers will be on hand (aka: EXPERTS!!!) to explain everything you need to know about what’s really going on in the world of HIV cure research. The informative video below will fill you in on some basics and below that is all the info you need to attend this important event.
All the poo:
3 FREE CLASSES
on the latest research into a CURE FOR HIV
SCIENTISTS + ACTIVISTS + EDUCATORS
3 PM – INTRO TO HIV CURE RESEARCH
4 PM – CHALLENGES TO CURING HIV IN CHILDREN
5 PM – CAN GENE THERAPY CURE HIV?
**because it’s gonna take EVERYBODY to help us find a cure for HIV
HIV CURE RESEARCH 101: MAKING THE SCIENCE ACCESSIBLE
Join us for three sessions outlining the latest science behind the research into a cure for HIV.
The goal of this program is to make the science of HIV cure research accessible to everyone. It not only offers a chance to better understand the research efforts towards a cure, but also to meet some of the cure researchers who’ve been in the news.
The presenters will share 3 HIV Cure Research training modules currently being developed by an international group of community educators from advocacy organizations, community advisory board members and leading researchers in the field.
These modules cover the scientific strategies being pursued toward an HIV cure, some of the ethical concerns for potential participants around this research, and issues specific populations like pediatrics might face.
The three sessions are independent, and the public is welcome to attend one or all of them. The first is an introduction, the second discusses challenges in finding a cure for children with HIV, and the third treats the question of genetic therapies, which are a specific focus of several Seattle researchers.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.
Registration is not required.
This program is hosted in association with the defeatHIV Community Advisory Board, Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise (DARE); Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE); AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC); AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC); Treatment Action Group (TAG); Project Inform; Sidaction; National Association of People Living With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), and the Martin Delaney Collaboratories’ National Community Advisory Board (MDC Nat’l CAB).