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2022 Jul 01

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses

Willingness of older Canadians with HIV to participate in HIV cure research near and after the end-of-life: A mixed-method study.


Lessard D, Dube K, Bilodeau M, Keeler P, Margolese S, Rosenes R, Sinyavskaya L, Durand M, Benko E, Kovacs C, Guerlotté C, Tharao WE, Arnold K, Masching R, Taylor D, Sousa J, Ostrowski M, Taylor J, Kaytes A, Smith D, et al.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2022 Jul 01.
PMID: 35778845.


HIV cure research requires interrogating latent HIV reservoirs in deep tissues, which necessitates autopsies to avoid risks to participants. An HIV autopsy biobank would facilitate this research, but such research raises ethical issues and requires participant engagement. This study explores willingness to participate in HIV cure research at the end-of-life.