HIV / AIDS in Gastrointestinal, Nutrition and Liver : NIDDK

HIV / AIDS in Gastrointestinal, Nutrition and Liver

 The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition encourages research into the characterization of intestinal injury, mechanisms of maldigestion, and intestinal mucosal functions, as well as hepatic and biliary dysfunction in patients with AIDS or in appropriate animal models. In addition, studies are supported on the mechanisms of nutrient malabsorption, deficiencies of various micronutrients, nutritional management of the wasting syndrome, and other aspects of malnutrition related to AIDS.

For further information, contact Dr. Frank Hamilton, M.P.H., DDDN, Gastrointestinal Mucosa and Immunology Program Director.


National Commission on Digestive Diseases

The Director of the NIH, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, has established a National Commission on Digestive Diseases based on the mutual interest in advancing digestive diseases research shared by the NIH and the Congress.

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