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Latent HIV infection focus of NIDA's 2010 Avant-Garde Award
Date:9/13/2010

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that Dr. Eric M. Verdin of the J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, Calif., has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the NIDA Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research for his proposal to study the mechanisms of latent HIV infection. NIDA's annual Avant-Garde award competition, now in its third year, is intended to stimulate high-impact research that may lead to groundbreaking opportunities for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers. Awardees receive $500,000 per year for five years to support their research. Dr. Verdin is Senior Investigator and Associate Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

"Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been very successful in managing HIV. However, these medications do not rid the body of the virus, and patients can become symptomatic and more infective if their treatment is interrupted," said NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow, who announced the award. "Dr. Verdin's innovative proposal seeks to identify the cellular proteins that control the latency process, which allows the virus to remain in a persistently dormant state, so that we can better understand how to completely eliminate the virus from the body."

The long-term persistence of HIV in a latent state in patients treated with HAART prevents the eradication of the disease, and forces patient to remain on HAART for their entire life. At this time, our understanding of how latent HIV infection occurs is basic. Dr. Verdin's project aims to develop a new single cell technology to examine how HIV latency is established, maintained, and how the virus becomes reactivated, in primary human lymphoid cells. By observing the fate of the virus in single cells, Dr. Verdin hopes to be able to devise novel strategies to eliminate
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Contact: Stephanie Older
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301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
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