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NeuroAIDS in Asia and the Pacific Rim

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Meeting Summary
Sydney, Australia

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Government of Australia (AusAID)

In July 2007, in conjunction with the fourth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention held in Sydney, Australia, NIMH co-sponsored a meeting to highlight the current research relating to neurological and neuropsychological complications of HIV infection in the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting also assessed the impact of HIV-associated opportunistic and co-infections on the nervous system. Meeting co-sponsors included NINDS and the Australian Government (AusAID). Leading researchers, all of whom conduct NeuroAIDS research in resource limited settings, attended from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New-Guinea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. The agenda included a focus on the clinical experience of NeuroAIDS within the Asia-Pacific Region, a review of the current Asia-Pacific NeuroAIDS research initiatives, updates on several aspects of HIV-related neurological diseases, an update on international neuroscience research programs, and an update on funding programs and opportunities and international clinical research networks. For more information, please contact Jeymohan Joseph at jjeymoha@mail.nih.gov.