Research advancements have transformed HIV into a chronic, manageable disease. Treatment, however, is a daily, life-long regimen from a person living with HIV. In Canada, the cost of treating HIV of one person's lifetime is estimated to be $250,000.
A cure is essential to ending HIV and AIDS. CANFAR has invested over $8.5 million in cure research, including a promising national research collaboration studying new approaches to curing HIV infection.
CURE RESEARCH - CURRENT
Dr. Eric Cohen | CanCURE + Dr. Hugo Soudeyns | EPIC 4
Developing Strategies towards a functional HIV cure; exploring if early initiation of HIV medication can cure HIV for children infected at birth
The CanCURE and EPIC4 project are a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the International AIDS Society. This five-year project is a research collaboration to develop strategies towards a functional HIV cure, engaging a large number of leading Canadian HIV researchers.
Dr. Nicole Bernard
Developing ways of testing HIV treatments
Dr. Andrew Mouland
Studying how the body destroys HIV from within
Dr. Mario Ostrowski
Assessing a safer way to vaccinate individuals to fight HIV
Dr. Zabrina Brumme
Exploring natural sources of HIV treatment
Burnaby, British Columbia