CENTER FOR BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL STUDY OF AIDS

  • Eisdorfer, Carl, (PI)

Project: Research project

Description

The major objective of the proposed AIDS Psychosocial Research Center is to
conduct a coordinated, multidisciplinary, investigate effort into the
biopsychosocial aspects of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It
is our contention that by studying the interaction of psychosocial and
neuropsychological variables, we can enhance our understanding of the
disease and the progression (or lack thereof) of the HTLV-III infection. The proposed AIDS Research Center is organized into core and individual
studies. The Center will include administrative, immunologic,
psychological and data management cores. The core will support and
facilitate the work of eight investigative teams. The individual research
studies proposed by these teams are designed to address various aspects of
the Center's research aims; by sharing measurements, to foster research
synergism. Target groups for the studies include intravenous drug users, male
homosexuals and children who are seropositive for the AIDS virus, and
minority groups at risk. The investigations themselves range from
epidemiologic studies to psychosocial aspects of intervention to dementia
and developmental change, studies of community reaction to the disorder,
the effect of emotional events and nutritional behavior, their implication
for the progression of infection are also central features in this proposal. Close ties to the research, clinical and wider community are an important
component on the center research and dissemination strategy. The
disciplines involve, but are not limited to, anthropology, psychology,
sociology, psychiatry, immunology, neurology, psychology, nutrition,
epidemiology and nuclear medicine.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/30/8611/30/92

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Research
Psychology
Anthropology
Sociology
Neurology
Drug Users
Allergy and Immunology
HIV Infections
Psychiatry
Epidemiology
HIV
Nuclear Medicine
Infection
Medicine

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)