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Finding a cure for HIV

The UNC HIV Cure Center, directed by David Margolis, MD, is focused on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. We are working closely with academic and industry partners to achieve this goal. HIV eradication is a complex health challenge due to the long-lived persistence of the virus in the body, which hides in latently infected cells that are able to escape the body’s immune system. The HIV Cure Center research portfolio is focused on reactivation of the latent virus combined with clearance strategies to effectively purge the HIV reservoir to effect a cure for HIV.

The HIV Cure Center has been at the forefront of HIV latency reactivation and clearance research for decades. Dr. Margolis and his research team are recognized as international experts and have made significant contributions to the field.