Opinion Pieces

Postcard from Boston

First published on www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

 

By Sharon Lewin, Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

I´ve been in Boston this week attending the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). While here mixing it with my colleagues, I´ve been reflecting on where we´ve come scientifically on the path towards an HIV Cure.

The field has certainly come a long way in the four years since the first Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure, was launched by the International AIDS Society (IAS) at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. in 2012. Many new strategies are being tested, often inspired from other disciplines - including the vaccine and cancer fields now playing very important roles in the search for a cure.

Threes studies in particular have caught my eye this week.

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