September 26, 2007
It has long been recognized that a small animal model with a reconstituted human immune system would be extremely useful in the study of HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and for the evaluation of vaccine and therapeutic strategies to combat this disease. By early 2007, a number of reports on rodent models with a humanized immune system capable of being infected by and responding to HIV were published.
The New Humanized Rodent Model Workshop, organized by the NIAID Division of AIDS was held for the purpose of bringing together key model developers and potential users. The meeting included a discussion about the current status of the models, future plans, as well as potential use of the models for addressing critical issues in basic immune response studies, pathogenesis, therapeutics, vaccines and microbicides development.
The workshop summary is at http://www.aidsrestherapy.com/content/5/1/3
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