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UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia
UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $50 million grant to stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child in Zambia. The five-year grant comes from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a $48 billion initiative launched in 2004 by former President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. The announcement comes as the Institute of Human Virology has reached a milestone of caring for 1 million HIV patients overseas since 2004. The new funding will help the institute further its reach and work, said institute director Dr. Robert Gallo, also a professor of medicine. amcdaniels@baltsun.com ...

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