At The Age Of 81, Pioneering Virologist Dr. Robert Gallo To Lead Largest Study Ever On Impact Of HIV Programs

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At The Age Of 81, Pioneering Virologist Dr. Robert Gallo To Lead Largest Study Ever On Impact Of HIV Programs

Gallo’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV) to lead $100 Million Project Which Will Enable Researchers to Better Understand HIV in Nigeria

BALTIMORE, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, led by Dr. Robert Gallo, who co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, will lead a $100 million project to measure the reach and impact of HIV programs in Nigeria – the largest population-based HIV survey ever conducted in a single country.

The work is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“With this new grant, IHV has been awarded close to $1 billion total in PEPFAR funds, a milestone that coincides with PEPFAR’s 15-year anniversary,” said Robert C. Gallo, MD, the Homer & Martha Gudelsy Distinguished Professor in Medicine who, just turned 81 and is still active in leading all aspects of the Institute’s work.  “We commend President George W. Bush, who signed PEPFAR into law, on this historical global health initiative.”…