HIV Cure Research Update

Friday, May 10th 2019

12:00 PM


CEU’s approved 2 CHES and Nursing

Philadelphia is a major HIV cure research hub and home to several ongoing HIV cure research trials. This annual HIV Cure research update is developed with the community in mind, and the purpose is to share what is new and exciting.


  • Describe how the HIV research trajectory has led us to Cure-directed research
  • Explain ongoing HIV Cure research being conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute.


  • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil.
    The Wistar Institute
  • Kenneth M. Lynn, MBA, BS, RN
    Center for AIDS Research: Penn-Presbyterian M.C.

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Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

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