August 9, 2019 9:55 am

University of Manitoba professors get millions for HIV research

Two University of Manitoba professors have each received $2 million for their HIV research.

Global News File

A pair of University of Manitoba professors have received a combined $4 million to further their research into HIV prevention.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has given Keith Fowke and Adam Burgener and their teams each $2 million for their work at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Medical microbiologist Fawke and his team will spend the next five years looking into how anti-retroviral and anti-inflammatory medications like asprin can prevent new HIV infections.

Burgener, an obstetrics and gynecology professor, and his team will use the money over the next five years to research how a microbiome in the human body interacts with HIV drugs.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research.

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