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      February 7, 2018

      Wednesday   5:00 PM

      1875 El Prado
      San Diego, California 92101

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      Should we ask terminally ill patients infected with HIV to donate their bodies to science?

      Please Note: This event is free to the public, but the cost for these programs is substantial. If you would like to help support the Ethics Center so that we can continue to offer these programs, please contact The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology to discuss options for a tax deductible donation. Date & Time  Wednesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Join us from 5:00-5:30 PM for a half hour of refreshments and conversation. Our speaker will begin at 5:30 PM. Location Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park Speaker Dr. Davey Smith is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UCSD. He is also an HIV specialist and researcher, and Co-director of the San Diego Center for AIDS Research. He uses basic science techniques to answer clinically relevant HIV questions and vice-versa. His primary research focus is on understanding HIV reservoirs in the human body and developing ways to clear these reservoirs. Should we ask terminally ill patients infected with HIV to donate their bodies to science? The Last Gift study aims to understand where and how HIV hides in the human body when a person with HIV is taking HIV medications. The Last Gift study tackles these aims by studying people with HIV who are terminally ill from a disease other than HIV, like cancer, ALS, or heart disease. The study follows these volunteers with regular blood draws before the person dies and then examines multiple tissues throughout their bodies after death. From these samples, investigators hope to understand how HIV remains hidden from both the person’s immune system and from current HIV therapy. Results from these studies are designed to help develop ways to clear these reservoirs with future therapies. Parking instructions There are free lots available behind the Fleet Science Center near the entrance to the Community Forum. *Please note: Guests are not required to print their tickets.

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