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Both parasitic worms (heminths) and HIV-1 have major implications for their host due to the longevity of the infection and the extensive affect these pathogens have on our immune system. The complex pathogen interactions in co-infected individuals make it difficult to determine the effect one pathogen has on the other, which is reflected by the contradictions reported in epidemiological studies. To gain a greater insight into this interaction, Emily Mouser studies HIV-1 infection in cells of the human immune system that have been pre-exposed to specific helminth antigen mixtures, comparing them to unexposed cells.

Event details of Co-infection of parasites and HIV
Date 19 May 2016
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

E.E.I.M. Mouser: Parasitic Helminths and HIV-1 Infection: the Effect of Immunomodulatory Antigens.


Prof. B. Berkhout

Prof. W.A. Paxton


Dr E.C. de Jong

Dr G. Pollakis


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open tot the public.