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Lectures 2 and 3 have been rescheduled for January 2017 due to unforeseen circumstances.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

HIV Ireland and Positive Now present a short series on HIV and Immunology specifically for people living with HIV.

Eoin Mac Réamoinn  MSc – Postgraduate Researcher, TCD and Fulbright Scholar          

Cost: Free

Where:  HIV Ireland, 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7                                                                             

Refreshments will be provided.


Thursday, October 20th, 2016         7:00pm 9:00pm

Introduction to Basic Immunology

This introductory presentation will focus on the human immune system and the basic mechanisms that are involved in detecting and responding to infectious agents. Aspects of the immune system that are relevant to HIV infection will be discussed in detail.


Thursday, November 3rd, 2016     7:00pm – 9:00pm

January 2017 (Date TBC)

Host-Pathogen Interactions

This presentation will focus on the interactions between HIV and the human immune system. In particular, it will cover the route and stages of HIV transmission and the barriers that the virus must overcome to successfully establish an infection.


Thursday, November 17th, 2016     7:00pm – 9:00pm

January 2017 (Date TBC)

The Science Behind Diagnosis and Treatment 

This presentation will focus on the how diagnostic tests and current anti-retroviral therapies work. To conclude the lecture series, this presentation will also focus on translational immunology – that is how research on the virus itself and the human immune system can lead to new therapies and potentially a vaccine/cure.





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