Friday, December 7, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:50pm
SPH2, Room 426 (unless otherwise notified)
The HIV Working Group focuses on statistical issues arising in AIDS research. Sessions will feature presentations, mostly by junior investigators, on current research related to surveillance methods, clinical trials, and other topics of interest. Student participation is encouraged!
Ronald Bosch, PhD presents HIV Cure Studies: Updates and Design Issues
ABSTRACT: Targeted approaches are being evaluated as strategies to cure HIV infection, with investigations ranging from basic science research to ongoing clinical trials. This talk will review and discuss recent findings, measures of HIV persistence and clinical trial design issues. Study design issues include the selection of study endpoints, considerations in defining the study population and design features related to the mechanism of action of the agents being evaluated. Ongoing and planned studies of combination treatments to target HIV persistence will also be described.