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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Ectopic Lipid in Skeletal Muscle is Associated with Glucose Intolerance in Veterans with HIV
Principal Investigator:

Heidi Silver

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $269,945
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest provider of medical care to people with HIV in the United States; in 2016 ~30,000 Veterans received treatment for HIV from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Over the last several decades, the success of antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment for HIV infection has changed the demographics and phenotype of Veterans living with HIV. Although HIV+ Veterans are living longer, 78% of them are overweight or obese, and they have a two-fold greate...

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