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NIH Launches New Collaboration to Develop Gene-based Cures for Sickle Cell Disease and HIV on Global Scale

The National Institutes of Health plans to invest at least $100 million over the next four years toward an audacious goal: develop affordable, gene-based cures for sickle cell disease (SCD) and HIV. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also invest $100 million toward this goal. The intention is for these cures to be made globally available, including in low-resource settings.

This initiative follows a bold announcement made earlier this year by President Donald J. Trump during the State of the Union Address to end the HIV epidemic in the United States in the next 10 years. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America aims to leverage the powerful data and tools now available to reduce new HIV diagnoses in the United States by 75% in five years and by 90% by 2030. The Trump Administration has also elevated the attention paid to sickle cell disease, identifying it as an intractable health challenge with the potential for dramatic advances in the coming years.

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Care Today, Cure Tomorrow Conference Presentations

May 27th, 2019|

"Care Today, Cure Tomorrow,” joined patients, families, and providers to discuss and share information that addressed the critical issues framing the future of Sickle Cell Disease treatment and management. Below you'll find links to conference [...]

Care Today, Cure Tomorrow

April 12th, 2019|

We would like to thank the SCD community for joining MSCDA in Baltimore as we shared information on the latest medical developments and provided useful educational materials in an effort to spread awareness and improve [...]

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