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John Frater

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Clinical Researcher in Infectious Diseases, particularly HIV

I studied as a medical student in Cambridge and did my PhD in London at Imperial. I am now  a Consultant Physician in Oxford looking after people living with HIV and I run a research group at the University where we explore the question of how to cure HIV infection. My work is part of a wider collaboration (called CHERUB) which brings together doctors, researchers and patients to explore the future of HIV care and how we might one day find a cure.

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 02.45pm

Can you cure HIV?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that weakens the immune system and hinders the body’s ability to fight disease. Without treatment, HIV could lead to the potentially fatal diagnosis of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).

The AIDS epidemic began in the 1980s and millions of lives have been lost since it was first discovered. Over the decades, advances in technology...

Can you cure HIV?