Forty years after its discovery, there is still no vaccine or cure for HIV. HIV research during the last four decades has nevertheless delivered major breakthroughs in our understanding of the virus replication cycle and the immune response that counteract it and provided efficient tools for the prevention of infection and progression to disease. However, continuous efforts are still needed to end the epidemic of this highly complex virus. Scientists from around the world are invited to join us in commemorating 40 years of HIV research, which has also influenced the fight against more recent pandemics.
The conference will cover multiple aspects of HIV research, including basic, translational, clinical and social viewpoints of recent data and new perspectives regarding virus-host interactions, promising new therapies, HIV cure and vaccine research.