Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection places an immense burden on global health. The virus causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by depleting infection-fighting immune cells. There are medications that are effective in preventing people with HIV developing AIDS, but no cure.


Our researchers are working to improve how HIV is treated, with the goal of curing this infection.

HIV research at WEHI

Our researchers aim to improve treatments for people infected with HIV. Their focuses are:

  • Revealing why the immune system cannot clear HIV from the body.
  • Developing new ways to enhance the immune response against HIV, as a potential cure.

Our researchers also investigate many significant illnesses that affect people with AIDS, including:

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