Unlocking the Mystery of the HIV Controller
A Community Symposium Linking Research With Wellness
September 10, 2009
October 13, 2009 -- 8:30-4:00pm
Are you an HIV controller -- or do you want to learn how to live like one? HIV controllers are a teeny percentage of HIVers whose virus stays in control even without taking HIV meds. Researchers have been exploring what makes controllers tick for years. This October, five of the U.S.'s top HIV controller researchers will join longtime HIV care providers in San Francisco, Calif., to talk about how their research on the immune system can benefit all people with HIV.
On the morning of the symposium, the researchers will talk about their work and participate in a roundtable discussion with HIV controllers and HIV care providers.
Then in the afternoon, a program called Shanti L.I.F.E. will present what they've learned from working with HIV-positive people for years to develop immune-strengthening traits that, in addition to HIV meds, can help HIVers live longer, healthier lives.
The event is geared toward doctors and care providers who want to learn more about identifying and supporting HIV controllers. HIV controllers themselves can find out about how they, too, can get involved in groundbreaking research that may one day lead to a cure for HIV. HIV-positive folks who aren't HIV controllers will take away vital information about living healthily that they can share with their own doctors.
Other members of the community are also welcome to take part in this day-long event -- and learn more about the roughly 1 in 300 HIV-positive people who are able to do what HIV meds do, inside their own bodies.
To view the official announcement for this event, click here.
This article was provided by Zephyr Foundation.
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