PODCAST | HIV unmuted: Hope for a cure

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Introducing: HIV unmuted

It’s been 40 years since AIDS was first reported. HIV unmuted, the IAS – International AIDS Society – podcast, brings together global HIV change makers as we journey through the last four decades.

We recreate moments in time, and spotlight the scientific advances and human endeavours central to the response.

About the episode:

This special World AIDS Day episode of HIV unmuted, the IAS podcast, shares the human endeavours behind the journey to a cure – and the hope it would bring to 38 million people living with HIV.   

With guests:  

  • IAS President-Elect Sharon Lewin on the latest cure strategies and the hope the most recent person cured of HIV, the “Esperanza patient”, provides for a cure  
  • Adam, the “London patient”, and his doctor, Ravi Gupta, on the bone marrow transplant that cured Adam of HIV, and why it’s not a feasible cure for all 
  • Moses “Supercharger” Nsubuga on how travelling home next to his coffin to die changed his life and led him to become an HIV cure advocate in Uganda 

The third edition of Research Priorities for an HIV Cure: IAS Global Scientific Strategy was published on World AIDS Day in Nature Medicine. It highlights critical gaps, progress made, and the next steps science must follow towards a scalable, affordable and culturally appropriate cure. 

Find out more at iasociety.org/WAD2021

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