What is the CUREiculum?
The CUREiculum is a suite of tools that provides simple, accessible information on HIV cure research, organizing into a systematic format for ongoing or issue-specific learning. The CUREiculum was developed in a multi-collaboratory process by leading scientists, community educators and various advocacy organizations who recognized the need for increasing literacy in this exciting arena. The tools are designed for community educators, funders, media and other stakeholders. Fourteen key areas of HIV cure research have been developed into free standing modules.
How was the CUREiculum developed?
There was a growing and expressed need among members of the community to increase literacy around the growing HIV cure research field in order to adequately participate in and make decisions on HIV cure research. In 2014 community educators, HIV advocacy organizations and the Martin Delaney International Community Advisory Boards formed a coalition to build and deploy the curriculum materials. Each module has been developed by a community scientific partnership. Several modules have been piloted during community workshops in the US and France.
What’s in the CUREiculum?
Each module of the CUREiculum has a set of tools that can be used by a self-learner interested in knowing more or an educator looking for resources to conduct training workshops. Each module also has a set of current resources and blogs to connect individuals to the larger conversation about HIV cure research.
The CUREiculum initiative is committed to keeping its tools current. We update materials and develop new tools and implementation strategies all the time. Get in touch if there’s a question or issue you’d like to see addressed in the material.
Table of Contents
- HIV/AIDS and Cure Basics
- Stakeholder Engagement in HIV Cure Research
- Gene Therapy/ Stem Cell Transplant
- Shock and Kill and Latency-Reversing Agents
- Measuring the Latent HIV Reservoir
- Regulatory Issues in HIV Cure Trials
- Early ART
- Pediatric HIV Cure Research
- Concepts in Basic Sciences and Translational Research - The Main Pathways
- Therapeutic Vaccines and Immune-Based Therapies
- Informed Consent and HIV Cure Research
- Ethics of HIV Cure Research
- Participation in HIV Cure Trials
- Animal Models (coming soon)
The CUREiculum is funded in part by the University of California, San Francisco which is supported by the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U19AI096109. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.