CD4, CD8 and CD4/CD8 T-Cells Dynamics in HIV-1 Infected Patients on Truvada Based cART in Botswana

Phinius’s project evaluates restoration of the immune system of HIV-infected individuals after initiation of Antiretroviral therapy (ART).

HIV-1 vaccine design

Wilson’s main area of focus will be on the HIV-1 vaccine design, specifically by targeting the immune response towards vulnerable regions in which escape mutations may significantly attenuate HIV.


Cell based amplification of low Viral loads to elucidate viral reservoirs in the CNS using an engineered cell line

Pillay is interested in understanding HIV in the central nervous system. The brain is thought to be a reservoir site for HIV infection in the face of antiretroviral therapy (ART).