UCSF COVID-19 Rapid Response Pilot Grant

Virologic and immunologic correlates of SARS-CoV-2 infection in people living with HIV

Headshot of Michael Peluso, MD, MPhil, MHS
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Little is known about the short- and long-term impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in people living with HIV. In Aim 1, we will characterize a clinical cohort of People with HIV with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 through a collaboration with colleagues in New York City. In Aim 2, we will characterize the SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell responses in HIV positive and -negative individuals in the UCSF SCOPE-COVID and LIINC cohorts to determine how these differ in People with HIV. In Aim 3, we will measure the effects of COVID-19 on HIV reservoir dynamics. Taken together, these studies will contribute significantly to our knowledge of this novel co-infection in People with HIV.
Co-Investigators for this project include: 
Steven Deeks, MD, Timothy Henrich, MD; Lillian Cohn, PhD and Hsi-en Ho, MD