The International HIV Controllers Study is a collaborative effort among scientists, healthcare professionals and the community to study HIV infected people who have been able to maintain low viral loads without the use of medications.
This study brings together HIV researchers from around the world and promotes increased dialogue and collaboration about this remarkable group of individuals who may hold the key to new approaches to therapy and vaccines.
- Establish an international cohort of HIV-infected individuals who control HIV replication without the use of medications
- Perform a genome wide association study to determine the influence of genetic factors on HIV control
- Define the innate and adaptive immune responses in HIV Controllers
- Describe the patterns of viral evolution in situations of control of HIV
- Identify the contribution of viral fitness to viral control