STEPS VII: A Community Initiative to Design the Pathway to a Long-Term Remission of HIV Infection

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The seventh STEPS community-led online workshop on Cure Research will take place online on October 26, 2021 from 15:30 to 17:00 Brussels (14:30 to 16:00 London)

If you are interested in knowing more about HIV cure-related research in Europe from a community perspective, you are invited to apply to the seventh community meeting focused on HIV cure strategies, therapeutic vaccines and innovative approaches for a long-term remission of HIV infection. The meeting 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.

The online meeting will cover the following topics:

  • New approaches for HIV cure research.
  • Updates on upcoming trials on therapeutic vaccination
  • New challenges and solutions of running trials during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The contributions of the community

Provisional Programme

  • 15:30-15:35 Introduction

Sean Hosein, Workshop Chair, Member of the European AIDS Treatment Group


  • 15:35-16:00 New approaches for HIV cure research. An overview on Brec1 potential for clinical cure applications and the upcoming trials on PLHIV

Prof. Joachim Huber, Heinrich Pette Institute Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology


  • 16:00-16:30 Evaluation of a combination of immune-based therapies to achieve a functional cure of HIV – the HIVACAR trial

Prof. Christian Brander, Vic University (UVic); Director of the Catalan HIVACAT programme

Giorgio Barbareschi, Programme Manager of Partners in Science Programme; European AIDS Treatment Group


  • 16:30-17:00 Fostering a multidisciplinary approach to HIV vaccine development. The EHVA T02 trial. Advancing research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Lelièvre Jean-Daniel, Director of the clinical department of the Vaccine Research Institute, Henri Mondor Universitary Hospital


How to participate?

This is an online workshop. To register, please click on this link

For more information about STEPS meetings please click here or contact Giorgio Barbareschi (EATG Programme Manager)


This initiative has been developed by the EATG, and was made possible through a grant from Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare Europe Ltd., Merck Sharp and Dohme and Janssen. EATG acknowledges that the sponsors had no control or input into the structure or the content of the initiative.

Practical Information

  • STEPS VII: A Community Initiative to Design the Pathway to a Long-Term Remission of HIV Infection: You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Oct 26, 2021 03:30 PM Brussels

    Register in advance for this meeting.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Registration: Free

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