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Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding
Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

The purpose of this webinar is to describe the process of coding for PrEP in WV and PA, discuss the implementation of billing for PrEP, and compare the different options for paying for PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will focus on the question of why there is a raging epidemic of addiction. The current opioid epidemic is a symptom of the fraying of the socio-economic fabric of rural United States. We will also look at the reasons why funding should be targeted to substance misuse, not to the drug of the moment.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe current guidelines and epidemiology for HIV testing among adolescents, identify key steps in educating health professionals on routine HIV testing for adolescents, and discuss lessons learned and how to implement these lessons learned across EHE regions.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19 MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This session will describe PrEP and the importance of adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers to PrEP that have been brought on by COVID-19, strategies to overcome barriers and promote adherence, and how telehealth can be used to promote PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will describe the process of vaccine development during COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with vaccine development.


** Online/Virtual Event **

Recent Events

IDM Master's Defense

Matthew Good - MS '18: Impact of Zika Virus on Human Dendritic Cells

Friday 4/20 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Impact of Zika Virus on Human Dendritic Cells

Abstract: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, transmitted to humans by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, and has also more recently been shown to transmit from human-to-human sexually and vertically from mother to fetus. ZIKV infection, typically causing mild clinical symptoms, has been linked to a range of neurological complications including microcephaly in fetuses and Guillain-barré syndrome in adults. ZIKV’s recent emergence poses a public health emergency, and new pathological information is required for developing effective interventions to ameliorate the burden of disease. The dendritic cell (DC), the key innate immune responder that ultimately drives anti-viral adaptive immunity, has known interactions with ZIKV.  However, the nature and outcomes of this interaction, and its role in ZIKV pathology needs further elucidation.  Here we hypothesize ZIKV can infect and modify the phenotype and function of dendritic cells, which influences the nature of their subsequent interplay with pre-existing ZIKV-Ag responsive memory T cells. We found that ZIKV can indeed infect both immature and mature DCs, and that DCs can transfer infection to bystander cells.  We also found that exposure of DCs to ZIKV alters their function, maturation status, and survival. Interestingly, we note that the capacity of ZIKV to infect DCs is greatly influenced by the environmental signals received by DCs during their maturation process, and that type-1 polarized DC are inherently more resistant than type-2 matured DC.  Importantly, when activated by the CD4+ T cell helper signal CD40L, ZIKV infected DC proved to be more resistant to ZIKV-induced cell death. And finally, on the background of dengue virus immunity, we found that dengue antigen specific memory T cells can dysfunctionally cross-react with ZIKV antigen presented by DC, leading to enhanced DC activation rather than elimination.  These findings contribute to our understanding of basic ZIKV : DC interactions, and may help to provide a better understanding of ZIKV pathogenesis leading towards the development of effective interventions to protect and treat those who may become exposed to ZIKV.

Advisor: Dr. Robbie Mailliard

Last Updated On Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Abby Kincaid
Created On Thursday, April 19, 2018

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