Defining pathways of epithelial spread of Herpes simplex virus after genital infection [ 2019 - ]

Also known as: 5014153

Research Grant

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Brief description When herpes simplex virus infects genital skin, it spreads down to infect nerves, ultimately resulting in lifelong infection, or to immune cells to initiate a controlling immune response. Elucidation of these pathways will help determine the targeting of an effective preventative vaccine. Furthermore these studies will also determine how HIV infection and spread is enhanced by prior herpes co-infection, guiding methods to prevent HIV acquisition through herpes lesions.

Funding Amount $863,035.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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