New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Marcos Perez-Losada, PhD

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April 02, 2019
DC CFAR investigator, Marcos Perez-Losada, PhD, along with his colleagues, including DC CFAR Investigators, Seble Kassaye, MD, and Keith Crandall, PhD, has published an article in Frontiers in Microbiology entitled, "A 28-Year History of HIV-1 Drug Resistance and Transmission in Washington, DC".
 
This article discusses a study that aimed to better understand HIV transmission dynamics in Washington, DC from a historical perspective in order to help develop effective prevention and intervention strategies. The authors used clinical information along with HIV sequence data to identify "circulating drug resistant mutations (DRM) and transmission clusters [to] assess their persistence over time".  They hope their results will help identify risk groups for targeted interventions, and predict future efficacy of ART drugs by looking at DRMs that persist over time.
 
Click here to read the full article.