At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2015
  • Initiating Organization: AVAC
  • Initiator Type: Nonprofit foundation
  • Disease focus:
  • Location: International


AVAC is a global advocate for HIV prevention.  Within AVAC, the CUREiculum initiative is a suite of tools that provides simple, accessible information on HIV cure research, organized 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 that 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 freestanding modules.


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. They update materials and develop new tools and implementation strategies all the time.

Consortium History

The CUREiculum initiative was launched in 2015.

Structure & Governance

In 2014 community educators, HIV advocacy organizations and the Martin Delaney International Community Advisory Boards formed a coalition to build and deploy 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.


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.

Patient Engagement

Module 15 of CUREiculum describes patient participation in HIV Cure Trials


For links to each CUREiculum module, click here

Points of Contact

423 West 127th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027 USA
+1 212.796.6423 (Phone)
+1 646.365.3452 (Fax)

Jessica Handibode, AVAC:

Last Updated: 06/19/2017

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