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AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section [AIP]

The AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis [AIP] Study Section reviews applications on the host immune responses to and pathogenesis of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and related retroviruses that researchers use to model HIV infection including, but not limited to, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). This Study Section also reviews studies on horizontal and vertical transmission of HIV.



  • Adaptive and innate, cellular, and humoral immune responses to HIV and related immunodeficiency retroviruses.
  • Immunological studies of transmission, initiation, and establishment of HIV infection.
  • Mechanisms of host immune dysfunction  in AIDS and its animal models
  • Mechanisms of retroviral evasion of host immunity.
  • Animal models for HIV transmission, pathogenesis, and immunity.
  • Host and viral genetic polymorphisms that modulate immune resistance and susceptibility to HIV infection.

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