HAART

Awarded Project: "Targeting Brain Macrophage Reservoirs of SIV during HAART"

September 25, 2015
Targeting Brain Macrophage Reservoirs of SIV during HAART

Dr. Marcelo Kuroda, in conjunction with the Eastern Virginia Medical School, received a five year award from the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH.  The overall goal of this proposal is to explore the role of long-lived brain perivascular macrophages (PVM) as the target cells for SIV infection in the central nervous system during the initial peak viremia and as a major reservoir of virus during chronic infection in the presence of HAART.