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The 2002 Grantees' Meeting for the HIV RFA Programs

Etiology of Cardiovascular Complications in HIV Infection
Endothelial Dysfunction in HIV Infection
Cardiovascular Complications from Cocaine Abuse in HIV Infection
Genesis of Cardiomyopathy with HIV Infection and Alcohol Abuse

May 2-3, 2002

Sponsored by:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse

[Agenda], [Recommendations], [Roster]

Meeting Summary


This meeting was planned, organized and conducted by Lan-Hsiang Wang, Ph.D., of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Jag H. Khalsa, Ph.D., of the Center on AIDS and Other Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (CAMCODA), within the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH. A group of nationally and internationally recognized clinicians and scientists, supported by the NHLBI and NIDA presented and discussed;

  • Current data on the etiology and underlying pathophysiology of cardiovascular complications of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse (cocaine, alcohol), and HIV infection,

  • In vitro tests and in vivo models for the study of cardiovascular complications (e.g., cardiomyopathy) of HIV and substance abuse,

  • Endothelial function in HIV infection,

  • The problems of design and conducting such studies in clinical populations.

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