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University of Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS initiative “bold, cutting-edge” says national HIV expert
A nationally-recognized expert in HIV describes the University of Hawaiʻi medical school’s plan to bring new HIV diagnoses to zero statewide as “bold” and “cutting-edge”.
Dr. Douglas Nixon, of George Washington University, is Principal Investigator of the newly-funded, $28 million HIV Cure program grant “BELIEVE” (Bench to Bed Enhanced Lymphocyte Infusions to Engineer Viral Eradication) supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was in Hawaii to speak at the “World AIDS Day” conference sponsored by the UH Center for AIDS. The conference followed the kickoff in 2015 of the Center’s “Hawaii 2 Zero“ initiative.
Nixon said the UH Center for AIDS World AIDS Day program, which featured updates from national and local HIV experts, showed that prevention is vital.