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NIH doubles support for vital HIV/AIDS research center
Date:11/1/2007

h plans of CFAR include expanding the number of pilot awards available including funding specific pilots in basic science and for mentoring of foreign scientists. In addition, direct support will be increased for the centers highly successful mentoring program and support for international collaborations, specifically in Eastern Africa.

CFAR provides essential infrastructure for HIV/AIDS research through its clinical and population sciences, immunology (including flow core), virology, specimen bank, and pharmacology cores. These cores provide access to cohorts, assays and services.

CFAR has succeeded in stimulating several advances in HIV/AIDS research, including:

  • Delineating the biology of the APOBEC3G protein in anti-viral immunity

  • Boosting thymic function

  • Changes in viral fitness as a result of antiretroviral drug resistance

  • Understanding the immunopathogenicity of protease inhibitor-resistant HIV

  • In Vivo Assessment of Thymic Function and T-Cell Activation in Patients with Drug-resistant and wild-type HIV

  • Atherosclerosis in HIV Disease

  • Adherence and drug resistance in the United States and Uganda

  • Dissecting the molecular basis of HIV latency

  • Inpatient HIV testing and counseling in Uganda

  • Studies of the interactions between HIV and malaria.


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Contact: Jeff Sheehy
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University of California - San Francisco
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