Children are Not Tiny Adults – The Science of Finding a Pediatric “Cure” for HIV

December 8, 2014

The case of the “Mississippi child” has intrigued scientists since Deborah Persaud first announced the child’s lack of detectable virus at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in March 2013. The folks behind the CUREriculum, a group of advocacy organizations and the Martin Delany collaboratories, partnering with leading researchers, hosted a pilot webinar on December 3rd to an audience comprised of US based researchers and community members. Kaitlin Rainwater-Lovett, PhD, a translational immunovirologist (she knows how to use basic science to create practical solutions) research fellow in Deborah Persaud’s lab, led an interactive conversation that highlighted the struggles of finding a pediatric “cure” and the strategies the field is pursuing to tackle them. The CUREriculum is scheduled to launch in early 2015.

You can download a copy of the pilot webinar slides here

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