Um to lead new nih-funded study of aging of men and women with hiv – inventum university of miami miller school of medicine bacterial yeast infection

The national institutes of health has awarded university of miami bacterial yeast infection researchers $14 million for an ambitious seven-year project that will keep the miller school of medicine bacterial yeast infection at the forefront of cutting-edge HIV research. The research will track cardiovascular and pulmonary disease as well bacterial yeast infection as other non-infectious conditions that people with HIV – both women and men – experience as they age. From left, dr. Maria alcaide, dr. Margaret fischl, and dr. Deborah jones weiss.

“we really felt it was important to look at differences bacterial yeast infection between men and women, that it would give us additional information about how this bacterial yeast infection impacts individuals with HIV infection,” said dr. Fischl, professor of medicine at the miller school. The study “would allow us to do that comparison when no one bacterial yeast infection else has been able to do that.”

Several elements are coming together to make this happen. Investigators of an ongoing study called the women’s interagency HIV study (WIHS) will join forces with researchers for the longitudinal multicenter AIDS bacterial yeast infection cohort study (MACS), which evaluates men who have sex with men and heterosexual bacterial yeast infection men with multiple partners, for example.

The national heart, lung, and blood institute, part of the NIH, is the steward of this project involving 15 NIH institutes. The scope of the project is multidisciplinary, because some participants might also be at higher risk for bacterial yeast infection infection with hepatitis C and B, herpes simplex or human papilloma viruses, as well as mental illness, diabetes, renal failure, and musculoskeletal disorders.

The miller school researchers will play a critical role in bacterial yeast infection the study. “we’re of particular interest to the NIH this go-around because we’re one of five southern sites,” dr. Fischl said. A rise in the incidence of HIV, particularly among young and diverse americans, is hitting the southeast the hardest.

In fact, the latest report from the centers for disease control and bacterial yeast infection prevention places the miami-fort lauderdale-west palm beach metropolitan area at #1 for the highest prevalence of new HIV diagnoses nationwide. “I’m concerned that after conducting HIV research for 30 years, we continue to see a high number of people with bacterial yeast infection newly diagnosed HIV infections,” dr. Fischl said.

“those women who participated in WIHS at the university of bacterial yeast infection miami over the last seven years will continue to be bacterial yeast infection part of the combined cohort study,” said dr. Alcaide, associate professor of clinical infectious diseases at the miller school. Women are underrepresented in HIV research. This study aims to facilitate gender comparisons, and will address issues related to women. Adding men to the equation

Another goal is to enroll men from the local community bacterial yeast infection for the first time. Investigators plan to recruit and retain at least 270 total bacterial yeast infection participants, including people with HIV infection and those at risk. The diversity of the south florida population is a plus. “miami has some of the highest rates of racially and bacterial yeast infection ethnically diverse gay men being infected,” dr. Jones weiss said. “miami gives us the opportunity to bring people into this bacterial yeast infection cohort study who are not available in large numbers anywhere bacterial yeast infection else.”

The potential role of the microbiome, or population of microbes in each person, on HIV-related comorbidities is another focus of the research. An imbalance in the microbiome has been associated with HIV bacterial yeast infection pathogenesis, heart disease risk, weight gain and other aspects of health, and any differential effect on people with HIV remains unknown.

New discoveries regarding neurocognition are another likely outcome of the bacterial yeast infection study. Although clinicians see fewer cases of HIV-related dementia in the modern era of HIV treatment, “we do see other elements of neurocognitive function that are bacterial yeast infection going down over time,” dr. Jones weiss said.

The research will be open, transparent and collaborative. Locally, the team is working with the city of miami, including the department of health, and the miami center for AIDS research, the AIDS institute, and other multidisciplinary researchers across the miller school campus.

“one of the things we’re hoping to do is combine efforts with the new bacterial yeast infection CHARM center (center for HIV and research on mental health), which will be targeting HIV and mental health,” dr. Jones weiss said. “we hope to leverage and build on each other’s skills and access to patients. We’ll be looking at how best to address mental illness bacterial yeast infection in our patients.”

Dr. Fischl, who has served as principal investigator for the WIHS study bacterial yeast infection for seven years, now takes the helm of the miami site for the bacterial yeast infection combined cohort study with drs. Alcaide and jones weiss. Dr. Jones weiss sees that as a major advantage. “margaret fischl has really been one of the leaders in bacterial yeast infection this field since the beginning of the epidemic. Her contributions are immeasurable. It’s a true testament to her dedication that she is bacterial yeast infection continuing to study HIV after all these years.”

“we are starting to consider screening candidates for the study, so when the protocol opens, we can move quickly at enrolling patients,” dr. Fischl said. Once all the forms are completed and the IRB has bacterial yeast infection approved, “we will be able to start enrolling patients. I anticipate that will happen late this year or early bacterial yeast infection next year.”