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Local Researcher Continues Work on HIV-Prevention Drug

For the past decade, a local researcher has been working on a drug to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, is an associate professor of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist. His research involves using a refillable implant that administers drugs to subjects at risk of HIV exposure. He’s developed a prototype, and his […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaDr. Alessandro Grattoni, who's researching an HIV-prevention drug. (Image Courtesy: Houston Methodist)For the past decade, a local researcher has been working on a drug to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, is an associate professor of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist. His research involves using a refillable implant that administers drugs to subjects at risk of HIV exposure.

He’s developed a prototype, and his research will eventually go aboard the International Space Station.

Dr. Grattoni will be honored at a World AIDS Day event on Thursday (Dec. 1, 2016). He tells us about his research and his work.

(At Right: Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, who’s researching an HIV-prevention drug. Image Courtesy: Houston Methodist)

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