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HIV cure – what does it mean?

In honor of World AIDS Day 2017, Dr Andrew Lever discusses the possibilities and complexities of a cure for HIV in this BMC On Medicine blog.

December 1st 2017 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This year's theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”, reflecting how to increase our impact to move epidemics from crisis toward control. 
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Welcome to new Editor-in-Chief Johnson Mak

We are delighted to announce that Dr Johnson Mak has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology. Dr Mak is a well-known and highly respected figure in the retroviral field. He has been an Editor with the journal since 2004. Johnson brings a broad research expertise in HIV to the position as well as having a successful track record in scientific publishing.

 - Andrew Lever

24 July 2017

The KT Jeang Retrovirology prize 2017

Retrovirology awards the annual KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize to recognise outstanding achievements in the field by mid-career scientists, older than 45 but younger than 60. Nominees are evaluated by the Retrovirology Editors in what is always a very tight contest. The winner, who receives a trophy and a cheque of 2000 GBP, is announced in the journal with an accompanying editorial that briefly outlines the winner's achievements. Although we maintain strict confidentiality about nominees who did not win, many of them are also outstanding scientists who may well receive the prize in the future, testament to how much the Retrovirology Prize is truly valued by our community.

Past winners are: S. Goff (2005), J. Sodroski (2006), K. Beemon (2007), B. Berkhout (2008), T. Heidman (2009), M. Malim (2010), M. Matsuoka (2011), M. Benkirane (2013), P. Bieniasz (2015) and F. Kirchhoff (2016).

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 winner: Michael Emerman.

Read this year's Editorial or view all previous winners.

26 June 2017

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Welcome to new Associate Editor François Venter

We are delighted to welcome Professor François Venter to the Editorial team of Retrovirology. Professor Venter has been Associate Professor at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand since 2009 and Deputy Executive Director of the Wits Institute, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand since 2010. He has published extensively on clinical issues of pathogenesis and treatment of HIV/AIDS and he brings with him a vast wealth of clinical experience as well as an invaluable knowledge of HIV in resource poor settings. He broadens the subject expertise and the geographical reach of the journal and will be the focus for the extension of the remit of Retrovirology into the clinical arena. We look forward to combining the established expertise and high standards in laboratory research in retroviruses of our current editorial team with the exciting areas of clinical research where so many advances are now occurring and the word ‘cure’ is just starting to be mentioned in a more serious manner than ever has been the case previously.

23 May 2017

Dr Mark Wainberg

The Editors and Publisher of Retrovirology regret to announce the death of Dr Mark Wainberg, founding editor and latterly co-Editor-in-Chief.


All at the Journal wish to express their deepest sadness at his passing and send their condolences to his family and many close friends. You can read our obituary for Mark below.

14 April 2017

Frontiers of Retrovirology 2016

Read the full proceedings of the meeting's oral presentations, covering topics from 'innate sensing and intrinsic immunity' to 'adaptive immunity' and 'recent advances in HIV vaccine development'.

5 October 2016

2016 Journal Metrics