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Clinical Neuroscience of HIV Infection Program


This program supports clinical neuroscience research on infants, children, adolescents, and adults who are HIV infected or at risk for acquiring HIV. Specifically, the program invites studies addressing neurocognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric consequences of living with HIV across the lifespan as well as factors that may modify the risk for these consequences. In addition, the program encourages studies that utilize neuroscience and basic behavioral research based approaches to address ways to optimize HIV prevention.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Neurobehavioral consequences of HIV/AIDS and its treatments.
  • Novel methodological/statistical/mathematical approaches to HIV prevention research.
  • Basic behavioral research (e.g., neuro-economics, imaging, decision science).
  • Genetic and biologic determinants of increased risk for HIV acquisition.
  • Perinatal and in-utero exposure to HIV, other infections, and related treatments.
  • Non-pharmacological interventions to improve neurobehavioral function in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

The more basic neuroscience aspects of NeuroAIDS and its therapeutic approaches are covered by the HIV Neuropathogenesis, Genetics, and Therapeutics Branch.


Pim Brouwers, Ph.D.
5601 Fishers Lane, Room 9E21
Rockville, MD 20852