Category Archive: HIV/Aids

Jul 8 2019

Where Discovery Leads: Building Better Strategies to Protect the Brain From HIV

By Barb Drosey, Jillian Rose Lim, Nancy McCann, and Sharlene George

Editor’s Note: Where Discovery Leads is a multimedia storytelling project that delves into key research themes at CHOP Research Institute. This is part one of a two-part series that focuses on the suite of scientific studies aimed at better understanding the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection on cognitive and intellectual development. See part two of this series.

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Jul 8 2019

Building Community Support for Mental Health and HIV in Botswana

By Jillian Rose Lim

Editor’s Note: Where Discovery Leads is a multimedia storytelling project that delves into key research themes at CHOP Research Institute. This is part two of a two-part series that focuses on the suite of scientific studies aimed at better understanding the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection on cognitive and intellectual development and to improve support services for affected children and adolescents. See part one of this series.

Youth living with HIV in limited-resource settings face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. In Botswana, a country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, few accessible places exist for children and adolescents to receive mental healthcare.

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Dec 1 2015

Drugs May Be What’s the Matter With White Matter in HIV

Some of the neurological and psychiatric complications associated with HIV may be side effects of the medications that control the virus, and not caused by the virus itself, according to a new study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jul 15 2015

Steven Douglas, MD, Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV Neurovirology

NeuroVirologySteven D. Douglas, MD received the Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV). The Lectureship Award recognizes a leading investigator for a systematic body of scientific research in neurovirology.

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Feb 27 2015

CHOP HIV Expert Consulted About Novel Vaccine Study

HIVThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s own Philip R. Johnson, MD was consulted for a number of articles about an exciting new HIV vaccine study.

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Mar 24 2014

CHOP Researcher Advances Adolescent Care in Africa

adolescentsA Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician’s research projects span across continents to Botswana, a sub-Saharan African country with a busy clinic for 2,000 HIV-infected children and adolescents who stole her heart.

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May 7 2013

CHOP, Penn Study Shows Less-Used HIV Drug More Effective for Infected Children

HIVResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison the two drugs, efavirenz and nevirapine.

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