FDA to Convene Meeting on HIV Patient-Focused Drug Development and HIV Cure Research

FDAMeetingThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to talk to people living with HIV (PLWH) and HIV/AIDS advocates. On June 14, under its Patient-Focused Drug Development initiative, FDA will ask PLWH to join an open public discussion about:

  • the impact of HIV on your daily life,
  • experience with currently available therapies to treat HIV,
  • your views on issues related to HIV cure research, including perceived benefits and acceptable risk for participating in HIV cure research, and
  • how best to ensure clear communication of potential benefits and possible risks through informed consent.

This discussion is intended to help improve drug development and treatment, and get patients’ perspective into HIV cure research. The meeting takes place on June 14, 2013, from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at FDA’s White Oak Campus, located at:

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 31, (in The Great Room)

Silver Spring, Maryland 20993

There is no cost to attend, but if you would like to attend, please register by June 5. Those who cannot attend will be able to view the meeting via webcast. However, the webcast will not be interactive, so viewers will not be able to actively participate in the discussion.

FDA has prepared a list of questions that we hope will frame and guide the discussion at this meeting. You can review those questions, read more about the meeting, and register at this link.


  1. John Tenorio says:

    or is this again just the view of people in the DC and east coast . here in Rural Colorado we life a different life and everything is always focused around people living on the east coast and the DC area and the 12 city project I don’t believe any of those people speak for the real people living with HIV

    • Randall Brown, MPA says:

      …there may still be a way to share your input despite not being physically present. Perhaps you can submit questions before the meeting while taking part in the webinar?

    • Randall Brown, MPA says:

      …according to the link, you can provide electronic or written responses to any or all of the questions references in the announcement:

      The Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305),
      Food and Drug Administration,
      5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061,
      Rockville, MD 20852.

      Electronic comments may be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov6.

      Comments should reference Docket No. FDA–2013–N–0473, and may be submitted until July 14, 2013.

      Hope this helps!

  2. dr. sanjay says:

    if anytime in india , kindly inform

  3. Randall Brown, MPA says:

    …there’s a lot going on in HIV research and I’m looking forward to participating in this meeting! Thanks!

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