Atherosclerosis and HIV [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Heart disease and HIV

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Dmitri Sviridov (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Brian Spratt (Funded by) ,  Prof Michael Bukrinsky

Brief description Atherosclerosis is an underlying cause of majority of cardiovascular diseases. The key element in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is impairment of cholesterol metabolism. Current treatment reduces cardiovascular disease by 30-40%, but the remaining risk is unacceptably high. A new idea how to treat atherosclerosis came from unexpected source, HIV infection. We propose to investigate how HIV causes atherosclerosis and if similar mechanisms are involved in common atherosclerosis.

Funding Amount $AUD 379,418.35

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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