December 12, 2008
NIAID Invites Input on Research Initiative to Eradicate HIV
NIAID invites the scientific community to help shape a research initiative to further efforts to develop a cure for HIV infection. The initiative will focus on eliminating the low levels of HIV that persist in the blood, even in individuals taking highly effective antiretroviral therapy. To fully explore the potential for HIV eradication, it is critical to understand the source of this residual virus, to identify the molecular mechanisms that facilitate its persistence, and to develop strategies for eliminating the virus or clarify why it cannot be eliminated.
Specifically, NIAID seeks responses to the following questions:
Please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be accepted until 5:00 pm Eastern Time on January 15, 2009, and will help shape a funding opportunity announcement to be issued in 2009.
For further information, please see the HIV Persistence Request for Information.
Media inquiries can be directed to the NIAID Office of Communications at 301-402-1663, email@example.com.
NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of
infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News
releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at www.niaid.nih.gov.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research,
and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
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Last Updated December 12, 2008