The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, led by the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, is pleased to share the following news through the December 2012 Newsletter:

More than 30 years into the epidemic, HIV/AIDS remains a pressing threat to the health of individuals and communities around the world, and right here in Canada. World AIDS Day, which is observed on December 1st each year, is an important time to remember the toll this virus has and continues to take on society. It is also important, on this day in particular, to acknowledge the tireless efforts of so many advocates, service providers, researchers and people living with HIV/AIDS, who dedicate themselves to improving lives of those affected. The Institute of Infection and Immunity would like to thank the many partners and stakeholders that have worked closely with the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative in the development and implementation of our research funding programs and other activities. Our work is strengthened and made more relevant to people living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS through these collaborations. Read more…

Harper Government Supports New Research on HIV/AIDS

On November 26, 2012, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced Harper Government funding for new research to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. The funding will support two community-based research centres, including one focused on helping Aboriginal Canadians, and four teams that will examine the link between HIV and health issues related to aging and mental health. Read more…

Research Profiles – Looking at HIV/AIDS From Both Sides Now

The November/December installment of CIHR’s research profiles highlights two projects that illustrate the latest thinking in biomedical approaches to defeating the disease, and two cutting-edge research projects that are investigating how to improve the lives of people with HIV/AIDS. Read more…

CIHR Consultation: Finding a Cure for HIV Initiative

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative has identified that finding a cure for HIV is a high priority for HIV research investments and that this topic will be the focus of new research funding programs. There is also renewed enthusiasm in the international research community that finding a cure for HIV is possible. In July 2012, the International AIDS Society launched a global scientific strategy – Towards an HIV Cure – which was developed by an international scientific working group. On June 15, 2012, CIHR held a consultation meeting with its CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (CHARAC) and additional Canadian experts on how Canada can best contribute to global efforts to find a cure and on key aspects of future research funding opportunities. Summary Report CAHR 2013 SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS.
The 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – CAHR 2013 – will be held April 11-14 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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