Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs Grant Program

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The National Institutes of Health, otherwise known as the NIH, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that is essentially responsible for supporting the country's biomedical and health-related research studies.

The grants and programs of the NIH are all specifically designed to achieve it's overall 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 formed a partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in order to establish the Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs Grant Program.

The primary purpose of the program is to stimulate the development of innovative tools and strategies that will help in the treatment of HIV infections.

HIV is a type of disease that works in a manner that establishes a long-term latent infection phase in long-lived cells that then proceed to form a reservoir of virus that persists in infected individuals even after years of treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

This process makes treating HIV infections more complex as it physicians require innovative strategies that would help them determine and eliminate the reservoir cells.   (continued...)

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