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ID#: RFA-AI-12-007     Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Targeting Inflammation and Immune Activation in HIV Disease (U01)
Deadline: 13 Jun 2012
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Type of Grant: Research
Topics/Fields of Support: Animal model studies, B cell immunology and antibodies, HIV persistence and latency, Human genomics, Immune escape, Innate immunity, Mucosal immunity, Preclinical and clinical vaccine trials, T cell immunity, Other
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, HHS

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DETAILS

This FOA solicits applications that propose small proof-of-concept clinical trials, with concurrent intensive laboratory studies, designed to evaluate the effect of an intervention on chronic immune activation or persistent inflammation in HIV-infected individuals who are taking effective antiretroviral therapy. The intervention must have a known mechanism of action. The goal of this initiative is to identify specific mechanisms or pathways that can be targeted to prevent or reverse persistent immune activation in HIV-infected individuals. 

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PD(s)/PI(s), visit the Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.  

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