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August 14, 2019
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CFAR-series awardees      
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Colleen Kelley      

Colleen Kelley was recently awarded new NIH R01 funding for Understanding the Rectal Mucosal Effects of Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy Among US and Thai Transgender Women (R01AI147839-01).

Transgender women who have sex with men (TGWSM) face an HIV acquisition risk that is 48 times the general population but, until recently, prevention research in transgender populations -- including elucidating the biology of HIV transmission in TGWSM -- has received little attention.

This is a problem because, although TGWSM have historically been grouped with MSM in HIV prevention studies due to their shared risk of HIV acquisition through condomless receptive anal intercourse, these two populations are not physiologically interchangeable. Many TGWSM use cross-sex hormone therapy that may affect the mechanism of HIV transmission at the mucosal surface. A better understanding of how rectal HIV transmission occurs among TGWSM who are taking cross-sex hormone therapy will be a crucial first step in the development of improved biomedical prevention interventions for TGWSM. Go Colleen!!

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This is a periodic celebration of new research awarded while Network News was on extended hiatus.

      Cheryl Day
 

(Belated) congratulations to Cheryl Day for receiving NIH R21 funding in 2018 for Mechanisms of Antigen-specific CD4 T cell Dysfunction in HIV/TB Co-infection (R01MH116695).

Co-infection with HIV is the single greatest risk factor for reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and progression to TB disease. Understanding how co-infection with HIV dysregulates T cell-mediated immune control of LTBI is essential for the rational design of TB vaccines, and for the development of new approaches to augment protective immunity to TB in persons living with HIV.

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Kristin Wall and Jeb Jones, have been competitively selected to represent the Emory CFAR as Early Stage Investigators at the 2019 NIH CFAR National Meeting, being held at UNC Chapel Hill. Yay!!

As part of their participation in the event, Jeb and Kristin will present posters:

    Kristin Wall

Hormonal Contraception and Women's HIV Acquisition Risk in Rwandan Discordant Couples, 2002-2011.

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Assessing Patterns of PrEP Adherence
and Persistence among MSM in the Southern United States
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Conference on Youth Homelessness
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Research

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See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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Recent Pubs
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Bertoletti N, Chan AH, Schinazi RF, Yin YW, Anderson K. Structural insights into the recognition of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors by HIV-1 reverse transcriptase: First crystal structures with reverse transcriptase and the active triphosphate forms of lamivudine and emtricitabine.
Protein Sci. 2019 Jul 13. doi: 10.1002/pro.3681. [Epub ahead of print].

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McCluskey SM, Siedner MJ, Marconi VC. Management of Virologic Failure and HIV Drug Resistance.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;33(3):707-742. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.05.004. Epub 2019 Jun 27. Review.

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Sarkar S, Corso P, Ebrahim-Zadeh S, Kim P, Charania S, Wall K. Cost-effectiveness of HIV Prevention Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review.
EClinicalMedicine. 2019 May 20;10:10-31. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.04.006. eCollection 2019 Apr.



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    Calendar Upcoming Events

August 14 - New
11:00am
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Webcast Wednesday: TB & HIV in Incarcerated Populations
Starring:
    Ellen R Murray, PhD, BSN, RN
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August 2019
Skill-building Workshops
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August 21 (Abstract Deadline)
October 21-22 (Meeting)
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17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS
Location: NIH (Bethesda)
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August 21
4:30pm
2019 Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecture
"The long and winding road: HIV-1 reverse transcriptase structure, including new insights into viral assembly and maturation"
Starring:
   Eddy Arnold, PhD
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August 22-23
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"5th Defeat HIV Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure"
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August 26 - New
1:00 - 2:00pm
CCIV Seminar
"Mechanisms Underlying Microbiome Influence on HIV Infection"
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   Nichole R. Klatt, PhD (Miami)
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September 10-12
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3rd National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology "SIV-ISV"
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September 16-17
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1ST Annual Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
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September 16-17
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Strengthening the Impact of Community Health Workers on HIV Care and Viral Suppression in the U.S.
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October 10-11
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10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging
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November 12-16
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International Society for NeuroVirology
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Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, September 4

Focus: Basic Science

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Contagion!:
How Biosafety Level 4 Labs Help Save the World from High-Consequence Pathogens

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Stuart Nichol, PhD
Distinguished Consultant for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Victoria Olson, PhD
Branch Chief, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
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The Network News is a periodic email, detailing HIV/AIDS related events, funding opportunities, and achievements of CFAR members. If you have items that you wish to have included, please send them to us at cfar@emory.edu by Friday of each week. Please put "The Network News" in the subject line.

The Network News is distributed to CFAR members and fans by email every Wednesday. Except when it isn't.

Editor, Kimbi Sessions Hagen, EdD

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