What is IRVA?

The International Retrovirology Association (IRVA), through its many varied approaches, aims to encourage research in HTLV infections and diseases.
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HTLV22 Call to Action

We call on all organisations and individuals to sign on to this call to action posted on the HTLV2022 conference and IRVA website to affirm a commitment to real action, strengthening the global response to HTLV-1.

Sign on to this call

What is HTLV?

HTLV stands for Human T cell Leukemia Virus. It is a retrovirus that infects a type of white blood cell called a T-cell or T-lymphocyte.
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WHO HTLV Technical Report

Launch of the WHO Technical Report.
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More About HTLV

Read more about HTLV on our social media accounts and Patient Advocacy websites.

WorldHTLV Day

IRVA facebook page (multilingual)

HTLV Twitter

Official IRVA Twitter account

UK HTLV Centre

HTLV Centre (in English)

Talk About HTLV

Raising awareness (in English)

HTLV Aware

HTLV information (in English)

Smile Ribbon

Patient Association (in Japanese)

HTLV Channel

Youtube channel (mostly Portuguese)

HTLV consciente

Official patient website (in Spanish)


HTLV Publications

Our Guidelines

Guidelines and Clinical Trials


Scientific Meetings and Public Events

Meetings and events on the impression of people living with HTLV in different countries.

There are no upcoming events at this time.