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Translating Mechanistic Stress Biology in the Context of HIV


Location: Rockville, MD

The NIMH Division of AIDS Research sponsored a workshop to identify significant and unique courses of study aimed at elucidating the complex behavioral and biological relationships between stress and HIV. The meeting convened 15 thought leaders in HIV clinical immunology, infectious disease, neurology, neuroendocrinology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, and psychology. The workshop focused on four essential areas pertinent to stress and HIV: 1) stress-induced immune changes and implications for HIV; 2) impact of stress and HIV on cognitive impairment; 3) psychosocial dynamics impacted by HIV and stress; and 4) implications of stress on HIV reservoir. The workshop provided a common basis to facilitate interactions among biologists and psychosocial scientists dedicated to understanding the relationships between HIV and stress.