Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Durham, NC 27710
HIV infection, including acute HIV infection and its treatment, general infectious diseases
My research interests are primarily focussed on two areas. First, I am the PI on a consortium of investigators studying primary HIV infection (PHI) with an emphasis on improving recognition and diagnosis of PHI, on elucidating virologic and immunologic events occurring in different compartments during PHI, and on studying host-virus interactions during very early HIV infection. My second focus involves determining the factors associated with prolonged immunologic responses to incompletely suppressive antiretroviral therapy. I also continue to be involved in phase 1-3 studies of new antiretroviral agents with support from the pharmaceutical industry.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Sufka, SA; Ferrari, G; Gryszowka, VE; Wrin, T; Fiscus, SA; Tomaras, GD; Staats, HF; Patel, DD; Sempowski, GD; Hellmann, NS; Weinhold, KJ; Hicks, CB. Prolonged CD4+ cell/virus load discordance during treatment with protease inhibitor-based highly active antiretroviral therapy: immune response and viral control. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2003;187:1027-1037. (2003) Abstract
Weintrob, AC; Giner, J; Menezes, P; Patrick, E; Benjamin, DK; Lennox, J; Pilcher, CD; Eron, JJ; Hicks, CB. Infrequent diagnosis of primary human immunodeficiency virus infection: missed opportunities in acute care settings. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003;163:2097-2100. (2003) Abstract
Bohjanen, PR; Johnson, MD; Szczech, LA; Wray, DW; Petros, WP; Miller, CR; Hicks, CB. Steady-state pharmacokinetics of lamivudine in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with end-stage renal disease receiving chronic dialysis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2002;46:2387-2392. (2002) Abstract