AIDS Treatment News logo      

July 19, 2010

Cure for HIV infection must now be major scientific priority, Vienna AIDS conference hears "Lewin urged greater resources for an HIV cure and a collaborative effort of basic scientists, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies and funders, as exists for HIV vaccine research. In recent months, amfAR and the US National Institutes of Health have announced funding for cure research, though advocates argue that it is not sufficient.

"'The international conference in Vienna will not be the conference where we announce a cure,' Lewin concluded, 'but it will mark the beginning of a future where we seriously prioritise finding a cure.'"

"Watch the keynote address from Sharon Lewin on the Kaiser Family Foundation website." [Note: Dr. Lewin's talk begins 1 hour 55 minutes and 25 seconds into the presentation.]