Governor Cuomo Announces $16 Million to Fund Ongoing SUNY Downstate Medical Center Study Into Long-Term Effects of HIV

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:59

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received a seven-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a new study to expand our understanding of the physical, mental, and psychosocial impacts of HIV and prolonged exposure to anti-retroviral therapy on long-term survivors with HIV. The study provides a unique perspective on how HIV and its treatments make patients more susceptible to chronic conditions or worsens their symptoms from these diseases. The announcement recognizes HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, celebrated each year on June 5.

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