CFAR Scientific Symposium

2012 CFAR Scientific Symposium: CFAR and HIV Therapy at 25

Seeking an End to AIDS

Keynote Address


  • UC San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann;
  • UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR Co-Directors; Paul Volberding and Warner Greene


Session I

  • Moderator: J. Mike McCune; UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR
  • Reactivation of Latent HIV-1 by Inhibition of BRD4
    Abraham Brass, University of Massachusetts CFAR
  • Measuring the Latent Reservoir
    Matt Strain, UC San Diego CFAR
  • T Memory Stem Cells: A Long-Term Reservoir for HIV-1
    Maria Buzon, Harvard University CFAR
  • Cell Reprogramming: A Blueprint for the Cure of HIV?
    Frank Wolschendorf, University of Alabama CFAR
  • Bringing Small Molecules from the Laboratory to the Clinic to Target Latent HIV
    Nancie M. Archin, University of North Carolina CFAR

Session II

  • Moderator: Diane Havlir; UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR
  • Addressing Loss to Follow-Up in Clinic Based Cohorts of HIV-Infected Patients in Africa: A Sampling-Based Measurement Strategy for Implementation Science Research
    Elvin Geng, UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR
  • Food Insecurity Associated with ART Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Windhoek, Namibia
    Steven Y. Hong, Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR
  • Intravaginal Ring Delivery of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate for Prevention of HIV and HSV Acquisition
    Pedro M. Mesquita, Albert Einstein /Montefiore CFAR
  • Nelfinavir Inhibits Replication of Human Herpesviruses by a Novel Mechanism that Affects Multiple Host Cell Functions
    Soren M. Gantt, University of Washington CFAR

Session III

  • Moderator: Eric Verdin
    UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR
  • Cellular Proteins in HIV-1 Viral Cores: Specificity of Incorporation and Role in Infection
    Sergey Iordanskiy, District of Columbia D-CFAR
  • The Immunomodulatory Peptide, LL-37, is Associated with CD4 Cell Counts and Immune Restoration in HIV-Infected Youth
    Allison Ross Eckard, Emory University CFAR
  • Increased Systemic Immune Activation and Microbial Translocation in HIV-Infected Virally-Suppressed Post-Menopausal Women: Implications for Age-Associated Comorbidities
    Maria L. Alcaide, University of Miami CFAR
  • Shared Monocyte Subset Phenotypes in HIV-1 Infection and in Uninfected Subjects with Acute Coronary Syndromes
    Nicholas T. Funderburg, Case Western Reserve University CFAR
  • Passive Antibody Mitigates B Cell Dysregulation and Enhances the Env-Specific B Cell Response in SHIV-Infected Adult Rhesus Macaques
    James J. Kobie, University of Rochester D-CFAR

Session IV

  • Moderator: Susan Buchbinder
    UC San Francisco-Gladstone Institute CFAR
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Aging Veterans with HCV/HBV Coinfection with HIV
    Jennifer R. Kramer, Baylor College of Medicine/UT CFAR
  • Social Network and Geographic Risk Factors for HIV and Hepatitis C Among Young Drug Injectors
    Basmattee Boodram, Chicago CFAR
  • Effects of HIV and Cocaine on Brain Functioning Associated with Impulsive Decision-Making
    Christina S. Meade, Duke University CFAR
  • Factors Associated with Falling Out of Care for HIV-Infected Youth: Implications for the U.S. HIV Epidemic
    Allison L. Agwu, Johns Hopkins University CFAR
  • HIV-1 Transmission in VAX003 Injection Drug Users
    Katharine Bar, University of Pennsylvania CFAR
  • Towards Realizing the Potential of Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies: From Efficacy to Effectiveness
    Raphael J. Landovitz, UC Los Angeles CFAR