Building Hope for Babies Born With HIV

The Persaud Laboratory is a virology laboratory focusing on specialized pediatric HIV research towards a cure at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Children’s Center.

Lab Assays

Quantitative Viral Outgrowth Assay (Q-VOA)

In-vitro production of replication-competent HIV in resting CD4+ T cells expressed as infectious units per...

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Drug Resistance Testing from Dried Blood...

Genotyping of HIV to test for nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nRTI) or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase...

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DNA Quantitation by Droplet Digital (ddPCR)

Absolute quantification of total HIV DNA species and 2-LTR circles from cellular DNA at a...

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Publications

Influence of age at virologic control...

12/01/2014

Persaud D, Patel K, Karalius B, Rainwater-Lovett K, Ziemniak C, Ellis A, Chen YH, Richman...

Very early combination antiretroviral therapy in...

01/10/2015

Rainwater-Lovett K, Luzuriaga K, Persaud D.

Concordance between allele-specific PCR and ultra-deep...

10/01/2014

Hunt GM, Morris L, Moorthy A, Coovadia A, Abrams EJ, ...

Delayed HIV detection among infants exposed...

07/03/2015

King CC, Kourtis AP, Persaud D, Nelson JA, Ziemniak C, ...

Research on very early ART in...

09/01/2014

Shah SK, Persaud D, Wendler DS, Taylor HA, Gay H, ...

Raltegravir Pharmacokinetics in Neonates Following Maternal...

11/01/2014

Clarke DF, Acosta EP, Rizk ML, Bryson YJ, Spector SA, ...

Independent Biomarker for the Risk of...

10/06/2015

Rupak Shivakoti, Amita Gupta, Jocelyn C. Ray, Priyanka Uprety, Nikhil Gupte...

Advances and hope for perinatal HIV...

02/28/2016

Rainwater-Lovett, Kaitlin; Uprety, Priyanka; Persaud, Deborah

Cell-Associated HIV-1 DNA and RNA Decay...

08/13/2015

Uprety P, Chadwick EG, Rainwater-Lovett K, Ziemniak C, Luzuriaga K, ...

Viremic relapse after HIV-1 remission in...

02/19/2015

Luzuriaga K, Gay H, Ziemniak C, Sanborn KB, Somasundaran M, ...

News

365 days: Nature’s 10

With a nip here and a tuck there, a DNA-cutting mechanism that bacteria use to...

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UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel 2013-2015

To advise UNAIDS on major new scientific discoveries and research evidence, as well as research...

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Infants, ‘Cures,’ And HIV / AIDS Treatment

About 50,000 new HIV infections hit Americans every year.  More than a million Americans live...

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French teenager healthy 12 years after ceasing...

A French teenager who was infected with HIV at birth has lived in good health...

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Building Hope for Babies Born with...

Hope and commitment motivate Deborah Persaud. An infectious disease expert, she’s among researchers...

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HIV resurfaces in ‘Mississippi baby’ many...

Virus has returned in a child in Mississippi thought to have been cured of an...

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Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah...

These three women are responsible for orchestrating an incredible breakthrough: functionally curing a newborn of...

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