The HIV program in the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases supports basic and clinical studies on renal and genitourinary tract structure and function in individuals with HIV infection. Interests include the pathogenetic mechanisms of viral infection in the kidney and genitourinary tract, and sites of viral replication and/or spread and the resulting organ dysfunction. Studies on HIV infection focus on the effect of HIV infection and treatment on organ function and pathogenesis of HIV-associated kidney diseases. An important new emphasis is research into the development of strategies for gene therapy for HIV, using modification of hematopoietic stem cells.
For more information, contact Dr. Paul Kimmel, Director, HIV Kidney Program.