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Center for AIDS Research

Houston, Texas

BCM has 25 departments and more than 90 research and patient-care centers.
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
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Core Facilities - International Research

The CFAR International Research Core assists with collaborative research projects in a number of settings internationally, including Eastern Europe (Romania) and Africa (Botswana, Uganda, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Malawi). Two additional sites are under construction in Mybea and Mwanza, Tanzania.

The Core helps to identify study sites and collaborating investigators. It also provides logistical and laboratory support for studies of HIV infections and related conditions.

The Core supports laboratory research training at the Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology in Bucharest. The institute serves as the central virus reference laboratory for all of Romania, and is equipped for HIV ELISA and Western blot, HIV culture, HIV DNA and RNA PCR, HIV p24 antigen determination, and lymphocyte monoclonal phenotyping.

New opportunities for research and clinical training in international settings are available through the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI). International elective rotations for medical students and residents also are available through BIPAI.

A table of potential study populations is provided.

Contact the Core Director

Mark W. Kline, M.D.
Tel: 832-822-1038
Fax: 832-825-1281
E-mail: mkline@bcm.edu

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