searcHIV is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.

We have 3 aims for this project:

  1. Develop a theoretical framework about HIV cure research and early implementation using historical, conceptual and ethical data.
  2. Determine HIV cure stakeholder perspectives on cure research and early implementation.
  3. Develop crowdsourcing contests to promote stakeholder engagement focusing on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research.
Check out the website for 2BeatHIV, our aim 3 project site!

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We have 3 project sites:

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Recent Blog Posts

End of SearcHIV Grant

Posted 4 months ago

The searcHIV project was completed on May 31st, 2019. Even though the grant has ended, many of the ideas and activities will move forward. We started this project with the intention of exploring HIV cure research in the United States, … Continued

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9 HIV Cure Myths Debunked

Posted 2 years ago

9 HIV Cure Myths Debunked by Allison Mathews, PhD A few months ago, a man living with HIV reached out to the 2BeatHIV project to learn more about HIV and HIV cure research. The 2BeatHIV project is a research project … Continued

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CROI 2017 Community HIV Cure Research Workshop Highlights

Posted 3 years ago

By Karine Dubé  Every year, before the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infectious (CROI), HIV treatment and cure advocates gather to discuss updates around HIV cure science. Highlights from the CROI 2017 Community HIV Cure Research Workshop are below. Maureen … Continued

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HIV Cure Research Day

Posted 3 years ago

On Monday, December 12, the Durham County Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed December 14 as HIV Cure Research Day. Dr. Allison Mathews reflected on the importance of the day, “HIV Cure Research Day marks the one year anniversary of the … Continued

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Leprosy Cures and Patients’ Expectations

Posted 3 years ago

by Dr. Raul Necochea & Dr. Adam Gilbertson, Dept. of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine Cure research has long raised and troubled the expectations of people afflicted by infectious diseases. Prior to the 1940s, Hansen’s disease (leprosy) was an … Continued

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IAS 2016 HIV Cure Research and Community Highlights

Posted 3 years ago

By Karine Dubé  The IAS 2016 meeting was held in Durban, South Africa in July 2016. The IAS 2016 Towards an HIV Cure Research Symposium included a social sciences panel for the first time and the main conference featured talks … Continued

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2BeatHIV goes to TEDxDurham

Posted 3 years ago

By: Meredith Blumberg, 2BeatHIV Intern, UNC-CH Health Policy and Management Major I love watching TED Talks; I find it fascinating to learn about such varied, yet similarly inspirational, topics through short presentations. However, my past viewing of TED Talks had been … Continued

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HIV Cure and Health Policy

Posted 3 years ago

by Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD and Adam Gilbertson, PhD HIV cure research has expanded by leaps and bounds in the past ten years. There is no doubt about the progress in terms of laboratory science and overarching strategies. But how … Continued

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Q&A : How close are scientists to a cure for HIV?

Posted 5 years ago

searchHIV Q&A Answered by Dr. Stuart Rennie What is clear is that there is currently unprecedented excitement surrounding the possibility of a cure for HIV. Funding devoted specifically to HIV cure research is increasing, and there is more HIV cure … Continued

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For general questions or inquiries about the searcHIV Working Group, please contact Adam Gilbertson, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, at adam_gilbertson@med.unc.edu or 919-428-5635.

 

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