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Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

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IHV BuildingIHV Research is Leading the Way Toward Innovative Therapies

IHV scientists and researchers are forging new paths in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the deadliest pandemic in modern medical history. The IHV is the first research institute in the U.S. to link basic science, population studies and clinical trials in an effort to develop new vaccines and treatments.

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Doctor helping patient‌IHV is Providing Compassionate Cutting-Edge Care

The IHV serves approximately 5,000 patients through six Baltimore area clinics and more than 500,000 patients in seven African and two Caribbean nations. The IHV specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and other chronic viral diseases, such as Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and the Human Papilloma Virus Infection.


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Dr. Robert C. Gallo

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) was co-founded and directed by Robert C. Gallo, M.D., the eminent scientist who became world famous in 1984 when he co-discovered that HIV was the cause of AIDS and developed the HIV blood test.

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