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Help Find the Cure

A lymph node that is significantly damaged by HIV replication. Scar tissue, shown in blue, has formed throughout the node.

CD4+ T cells from the lymph node of a HIV-negative individual.

CD4+ depletion in the lymph node of HIV infected person. Note the blue scar tissue that has damaged the node.


About the Program in HIV Medicine

While modern medicine has made substantial progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS, there is still much work to do. At the University of Minnesota we have our eyes set on the horizon. We want to cure HIV with research that will yield new therapies and treatment approaches.

The questions we want to answer are at the leading edge of HIV research and the results of our studies will lead to further research into how HIV treatment can be more effective and promote more complete healing of the immune system. Our faculty have the experience needed to accelerate ideas into action and stand on a strong foundation of discovery.

When we look to the future, we’re confident our Program in HIV Medicine will be instrumental in finding the answers needed to solve HIV infection. The milestones of 30 years ago are critical to where we are today, but the research carrying our field forward remains more important than ever.