NINDS, NIMH, and NIA request applications for research on the pathophysiology of HIV-associated neurodegeneration in aging populations on long-term anti-retroviral therapy. This announcement is supported by 2 funding mechanisms: R01 and R21.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that by 2015, more than half of all HIV-infected individuals in the U.S. will be over age 50. Coupled with the aging process, the extended exposure of these adults to both HIV and antiretroviral drugs appears to increase their risk of illness and death from cardiovascular, bone, kidney, liver, lung, neurological, and neuropsychiatric complications. This announcement will stimulate research on the pathophysiology and treatment of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in HIV-infected people over age 50 who are on highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Letters of Intent Due August 9, 2011
Applications Due September 9, 2011
Potential applicants should contact Dr. May Wong, program director, Neural Environment Cluster, NINDS, at 301-496-1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-070.html or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-071.html.