Basic Research on HIV Persistence Program
by: TopGovernmentGrants Editorial Staff
The National Institutes of Health, otherwise known as NIH, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that is primarily responsible for pursuing and supporting the country's biomedical and health-related research studies.
The grants and programs of the NIH are all geared towards the realization of its main agency mission which is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."
In keeping with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has recently constituted the establishment of the Basic Research on HIV Persistence Program in an attempt to increase our understanding of the persistence of HIV-1 infections in patients under highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART).
The primary objective of this initiative is to develop new ideas and approaches to determine HIV-1 persistence which concentrate on that are mechanisms responsible for creation, maintenance, and removal of residual viral infection, new assay development, mathematical, cell, and animal model development, and development of new technologies needed for expansion of our understanding of HIV persistence.
Basic Research on HIV Persistence Program
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