HIV Reservoirs Cure Workshop: Straight Line from CROI to Saint Martin
02/19/2011

The ‘International Workshop on HIV Persistence’ has been a major source for those seeking information and guidance in a global effort to understand and eradicate HIV from its reservoirs.

Online PR News – 19-February-2011 – – Toulon, France, February 18, 2011 -- The ‘International Workshop on HIV Persistence’ has been a major source for those seeking information and guidance in a global effort to understand and eradicate HIV from its reservoirs. Ever since its first edition in 2003, it has been recognized for its original ideas, vision and innovative qualities. Its organizers will meet in Boston at the end of this month in parallel of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) to define the scientific program of its next edition this December in Saint Martin.

The main focus of these workshops has been to understand and find out ways to tackle HIV reservoirs and finally eradicate HIV. Since its inception, this workshop has grown tremendously in terms of stature. It has taken rapid strides forward with all the participants being ever committed to finding a cure for HIV.

The participants at the ‘International Workshop on HIV Persistence’ include scientists, researchers and doctors who have achieved significant breakthroughs in HIV research during the past 15 years. The topics are designed to help understand the reasons for HIV persistence in its reservoir and also find out new and innovative strategies to help eradicate HIV from the infected hosts.

This workshop provides a platform for the leading scientists to interact and network with one another. It enables them to share information in order to gain a better understanding of the various mechanisms that allow for the maintenance of HIV reservoirs. The presentations at the workshop cover the very latest developments in the field of HIV persistence and reservoirs.

This workshop is held once every two years. More than 200 leading scientists are invited to be a part of it. This brings out the latest research developments out in the open so that the people at large know the advancements made in the battle against HIV.

The International Workshop on HIV Persistence is supported by ANRS, the French Agency for AIDS Research, Abbot Virology, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead, Janssen – Cilag, Bentham Science and ViiV Healthcare.

The 5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence is to be held at Radisson St. Martin Hotel, St. Martin, West Indies from December 6th to 9th December 2011.

For more information, please contact: Alain Lafeuillade, MD, PhD, Chair of the ‘International Workshop on HIV Persistence’. Chief, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research, General Hospital, Toulon, France. Ph: +33-494616340, email: lafeuillade@orange.fr; http://www.informedhorizons.com/persistence2011

Contact:
Alain Lafeuillade
Informed Horizons, LLC
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research, General Hospital,
Toulon, France
+33-4-94-616340
lafeuillade@orange.fr
http://www.informedhorizons.com/persistence2011