Disclosure of sexual identity and risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in India
Lakshmi Ganapathi, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases
Boston Children's Hospital
Friday, October 19, 2018 (8 - 9 AM)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Potts Conference Room, 8th floor, Boston, MA
Sponsored by: Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Program and the Clinical Core.
Guinevere Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
"Quantifying Latent Viral Reservoirs: Tools for HIV Cure Research"
ABSTRACT: HIV-1 infection is incurable. Infection by the virus results in the establishment of a stable viral reservoir that fuels subsequent viral replication cycles. Lifelong antiretroviral treatment is required to suppress the virus from further replicating. In the absence of treatment, infected individuals would progress to develop acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There has been a recent surge of research interest to find a cure to HIV-1 infection by eliminating the viral reservoirs in infected patients. In this lecture, Dr. Guinevere Lee, a HIV geneticist, will discuss methods to quantify and characterize HIV-1 viral reservoirs. Issues such as viral genotypic diversity, sensitivity, specificity, sampling depth, and cost will be discussed in the context of applications in clinical trials.
The HIV Working Group focuses on statistical issues arising in AIDS research. Sessions will feature presentations, mostly by junior investigators, on current research related to surveillance methods, clinical trials, and other topics of interest. Student participation is encouraged!
"Talk Title TBD"
The HIV Working Group will be meeting on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm, generally in building SPH2, room 426, but the room (and occasionally time) can change, depending on outside circumstances.
HIV working group website: https://content.sph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/hiv.html