UW Center for AIDS and STD

Award Recipients


Amanda Casto, MD
Acting Instructor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington

Chronic infection with human herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) results in a wide range of clinical syndromes ranging from completely asymptomatic infection to frequently recurrent genital ulcerative disease. This project seeks to identify the viral genetic mediators of HSV-2 disease severity using a genome-wide genotype-phenotype association study approach.