Highlights from the 8th International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy, 12–15 December 2017, Miami, FL, USA

Christina K. Psomas 1, Alain Lafeuillade 2, David Margolis 3, Karl Salzwedel 4, Mario Stevenson 5, Nicolas Chomont 6, Guido Poli 7 and Jean-Pierre Routy 8

1 Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS, France
2 General Hospital, Toulon, France
3 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
4 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA
5 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
6 University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada
7 San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano, Italy
8 McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Over 4 days, more than 500 scientists involved in HIV persistence research shared their new unpublished data and designed future perspectives towards ART-free HIV remission. This 8th International Workshop on HIV Persistence followed the format of past conferences but further focused on encouraging participation of young investigators, especially through submission of oral and poster presentations. The topic of the workshop was HIV persistence. Consequently, issues of HIV reservoirs and HIV cure were also addressed. In this article, we report the discussions as closely as possible.

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Keywords: HIV persistence, HIV reservoirs, HIV cure, HIV functional cure, HIV eradication