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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Roberto C. Arduino, M.D.

Roberto C. Arduino, M.D.Adjunct Professor
Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, UTH

Phone: 713-500-6731
Fax: 713-500-0610


  • M.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Residency, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fellowship, The University of Texas, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Antiretroviral therapy: phase I, II and III clinical trials
  • HIV immune therapy
  • HIV treatment strategies

Clinical Focus

  • Treatment of HIV in adults
  • HIV and HCV co-infection
  • Diagnosis and treatment of AIDS defining conditions

Selected Publications

  • Lewis DE, Gross KL, Diez MM, Martinez ML, Lukefahr HN, Kozinetz CA, Arduino RC. CD8 apoptosis may be a predictor of T cell number normalization after immune reconstitution in HIV. J Transl Med. 2007. 5:9.
  • Torres JA, Barnett BJ, Arduino RC. Use of fosamprenavir, a sulfa-containing protease inhibitors, in HIV-infected patients with Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Clin Infect Dis. 2007. 44:887-88
  • Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. The effects of smoking abstinence on symptom burden and quality of life among persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007. 21(9):659-66.
  • Liu H, Dow EC, Arora R, Kimata JT, Bull LM, Arduino RC, Rice AP. Integration of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in untreated infection occurs preferentially within genes. J Virol. 2006. 80(15):7765-8.
  • Pett SL, Wand H, Law MG, Arduino R, Lopez JC, Knysz B, Pereira LC, Pollack S, Reiss P, Tambussi G; ESPRIT Research Group. Evaluation of Subcutaneous Proleukin (interleukin-2) in a Randomized International Trial (ESPRIT): geographical and gender differences in the baseline characteristics of participants. HIV Clin Trials. 2006. 7(2):70-85.
  • Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (SMART) Study Group, El-Sadr WM, Lundgren JD, Neaton JD, Gordin F, Abrams D, Arduino RC, Babiker A, Burman W, Clumeck N, Cohen CJ, Cohn D, Cooper D, Darbyshire J, Emery S, Fätkenheuer G, Gazzard B, Grund B, Hoy J, Klingman K, Losso M, Markowitz N, Neuhaus J, Phillips A, Rappoport C. CD4+ count-guided interruption of antiretroviral treatment. N Engl J Med. 2006. 355(22):2283-96.
  • Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Impact of a cell phone intervention on mediating mechanisms of smoking cessation in individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006. 8 Suppl 1:S103-8.

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