STEPS 9: A Community Initiative to Design the Pathway to a Durable ART-Free Control of HIV Infection

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  • 18 October 2023 | 10:00 - 12:30 CET
  • Warsaw

The 9th STEPS HIV Cure Community-led Workshop will take place on Wednesday, 18 October 2023, from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET) in Warsaw (Poland) at the EXPO XXI (Prądzyńskiego 12/14), SONATA Room. This year the theme of our workshop is “STEPS towards a cure for everyone – dedicated to Giulio Maria Corbelli”.


If you are interested in knowing more about HIV cure-related research in Europe from a community perspective, you are invited to join us for the 9th community meeting focused on HIV cure strategies, therapeutic vaccines and innovative approaches for a long-term remission of HIV infection. The meeting, hosted by the 19th European AIDS Conference (#EACS2023), is organised by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG).


For Whom?

The STEPS workshops are led by EATG and are primarily of interest for the community of people living with HIV but aims to engage with a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, healthcare professionals, industry and any other person with an interest in the scientific research for long-term drug-free remission of HIV infection and the consequent implications for the community. The workshop will be held in English.



10.00-10.15Welcome & IntroductionBrian West – EATG
10:15-10:35Approaches to a cure – clades and latency reversing agentsKatie Henslie MD, Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands
10:35-10:55Shrinking the reservoir with early treatment and using latency-reversing agentsHenrieke Prins PhD, Erasmus University, Netherlands
11:15-11:35Different approaches to cure including the use of mRNA technologyMario Ostrowski MD, PhD, University of Toronto


11:35-11:55The impact of cure research on people living with HIVGrzegorz Jezierski – HIV Community Advocate, Warsaw, Poland
11:55-12:20Q&A SessionModerator:

Brian West – EATG

12:20-12:30Closing notes and next stepsBrian West – EATG


The workshop is open to everyone with an EACS conference registration. You can just come to the meeting room on the planned date and time.


Click here for the official EACS 2023 session page

Practical Information

  • STEPS 9: A Community Initiative to Design the Pathway to a Durable ART-Free Control of HIV Infection: Wednesday October 18, 2023
    from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET)

    Expo XXI, SONATA Room
    Warsaw (Poland)

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