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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SPA-30 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Reference and Training on Molecular Characterization of HIV

Director / Head: 
  Dr Michael M Thomson
  Dr Lucía Pérez-Álvarez




Institution:
  Department of HIV Biology and Variability National Center for Microbiology
  Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Address:
  Ctra. Majadahonda-Pozuelo, Km. 2.
  28220
  Madrid
Town:
  Majadahonda
Country:
  SPAIN
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +34-91 8223900
Fax:
  +34-91 5097014
Date of Designation:
  09/Aug/2005
Last Redesignation:
  28/Sep/2009
Date of Discontinuation:
  09/Oct/2013
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Molecular epidemiology of HIV-1: characterization of subtypes, circulating recombinant forms (CRF), unique recombinant forms (URF) and intrasubtype variants in selected countries of interest for HIV vaccine development. 
  2. 2. Isolation, biological characterization and production of stocks of HIV-1 strains of interest for HIV vaccine development. 
  3. 3. Studies on HIV antiretroviral drug resistance against reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nucleoside analogs & non-nucleoside drugs), protease inhibitors , fusion inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, and entry inhibtors. 
  4. 4. Construction of functional envelope clones of different HIV-1 genetic forms 
  5. 5. Training of selected scientists from developing countries (individual training, workshops) on HIV phylogeny, molecular epidemiology and antiretroviral drug resistance. 
  6. 6. Preparing, publishing and sharing technical materials, guidelines & scientific articles. 
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Subjects:
  1. HIV/AIDS 
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Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 2.1 - Guidelines, policy, strategy and other tools developed for prevention of, and treatment and care for patients with, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including innovative approaches for increasing coverage of the interventions among poor people, and hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  FRUTH Ulrich Josef
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12678
Email:
  fruthu@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LAUKAMM-JOSTEN Ulrich
Phone:
  +45 39171561
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork