New honorary professor's goal is a cure for HIV
How can we reduce morbidity and mortality among individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis and the Zika virus? This question is the focal point of the work of Dr. Jacob Estes, Aarhus University’s new honorary professor of immunopathology.
Over the coming five years, Jacob Estes will intensify his research collaboration with colleagues at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. Working together, they will search for answers to the question of what characterises the development and persistence of HIV in the body’s cells and how it is possible to use the information about the resilience demonstrated by the virus against itself.
With the development of a cure for HIV is still a way down the road, the initial goal is to develop and test effective treatments that can restore the immune system and prevent the disease from developing. But the ultimate aim is to contribute to the development of a cure for HIV.
Dr. Jacob Estes is a professor at Oregon Health & Science University in USA, where he is the Chief of the Division of Pathobiology and Immunology.