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Activists Launch New Survey to Help Speed HIV Cure Research

December 6, 2011

A primer to cure research can be read here.

Find the survey here.

A coalition of HIV advocacy groups are calling on all people with HIV to take 10 minutes to complete a survey they hope will help speed the pace of HIV cure research.

At issue are the kinds of risks that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow in early phase clinical studies of promising treatments to either eradicate HIV from the body or to help the immune system better control the virus without the need for antiretroviral drugs.

"There are complex considerations in the FDA's regulation of early studies that might carry certain health risks, especially if those studies are designed more to move the science forward than to achieve an immediate cure in the individual," said David Evans, director of research advocacy for Project Inform in San Francisco.

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Comment by: J Sanchez (Chicago) Sat., Feb. 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm UTC
People deserve the right to live a full life. We dont want to be people who never have kids, wife, husband, and grandchildren. I want to be able to grow old with the people I love. I know it was a mistake. I know the consenquences. We just want to live a full life so please lets begin a cure.
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Comment by: Ter'umbur (Benue state,Nigeria) Fri., Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm UTC
May God almighty give the team the insight and direction to achieving their objective, it is a way forward
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Comment by: briank1957 (New Jersey) Wed., Jan. 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm UTC
I agree

Comment by: Justus (Uganda in AFRICA) Sun., Jan. 1, 2012 at 5:54 am UTC
This gives us hope for the cure of HIV/AIDS in the near to come . MAY GOD HELP THE RESEARCHERS.
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