Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years | University of Oxford

Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years

Speaker
Dr John Frater, Dr Ellie Barnes
Event date
Event time
15:30 - 17:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The next decade could see significant steps towards eradicating viruses which threaten the lives of millions of people worldwide. Major progress has been made towards a cure for hepatitis C, but at $84,000 for a course of treatment, will the cost of the drugs stand in the way of a global roll-out? And with the high cost and risks of toxicity and drug resistance making anti-retrovirals a less than ideal long-term solution for HIV patients, what breakthroughs are giving scientists hope in their efforts to find a cure for the virus?