Fauci to Present Research Update at World AIDS Conference in Bangkok
At the XVth International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand,
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief of the NIAID Laboratory
of Immunoregulation (LIR), will present his laboratory's latest
findings on how aberrant immune activation underlies HIV pathogenesis.
NIAID is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Fauci is scheduled to deliver his special lecture, entitled
"Pathogenic Mechanisms of HIV Disease: The Role of Viral Replication
and Immune Activation," on July 15 at 12:30 p.m. Bangkok time
(1:30 a.m. Eastern Time). He will present new data that underscore
the paradoxical nature of HIV infection: the very immune cells that
are activated to destroy the virus provide a permissive environment
for virus propagation and persistence.
A detailed news backgrounder on his talk can be found at http://www2.niaid.nih.gov/Newsroom/Releases/aidsbangkok.htm.
NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an
agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID
supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat
infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential
agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation
and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma
and allergies. Press releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related
materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.