Evolving Mechanisms of HIV Neuropathogenesis: Domestic and Global Issues
- Sponsored by:
- National Institute of Mental Health
- NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR)
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Italy)
- National Institute for Infectious Diseases (Italy)
In April 2007, NIMH co-sponsored an international meeting in Venice, Italy to discuss research on disease mechanisms that lead to chronic and milder forms of HIV-associated central nervous system (CNS) disease following long-term anti-retroviral therapy. Other meeting co-sponsors included the San Raffaele Scientific Institute of Milano, Italy; the National Institute for Infectious Diseases of Rome, Italy; and NIH’s Office of AIDS Research and NINDS. A key area of discussion related to understanding the viral and host genetic mechanisms that contribute to the development of HIV-associated CNS disease from a global perspective. Participants also discussed research on the impact of global diversity of HIV subtypes on the development of HIV-associated CNS disease. The meeting occurred in conjunction with another conference entitled, “Second HIV Infection and the Central Nervous System: Developed and Resource-Limited Settings.” For more information, please contact Jeymohan Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.