Scientific research is focused in the molecular epidemiology of HIV. The research is focused on the dynamics of transmission of HIV infection and on HIV drug resistance. The aim is to generate a better understanding of HIV epidemic according to demographic, socio-behavioral and clinical data and contribute to the development of better HIV prevention strategies at a national and international level. It is also expected to predict future levels of drug resistance to different drug classes, which will be highly valuable for the establishment of future treatment guidelines.
- Abecasis AB, Pingarilho M, Vandamme AM, “Phylogenetic analysis as a forensic tool in HIV transmission investigations: a literature review.”, AIDS. 2017 Dec 26 (Epub ahead of print)
- Paraschiv S, Banica L, Nicolae I, Niculescu I, Abagiu A, Jipa R, Pineda-Peña AC, Pingarilho M, Neaga E, Theys K, Libin P, Otelea D, Abecasis A, “Epidemic dispersion of HIV and HCV in a population of co-infected Romanian injecting drug users.”, PLoS One. 2017 Oct 9;12
- Gama A, Abecasis A, Pingarilho M, Mendão L, Martins MO, Barros H, Dias S. “Cruising Venues as a Context for HIV Risky Behavior Among MSM” Arch Sex Behav. 2017 May;46(4):1061-1068. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0707-5. Epub 2016 Mar 17.
- Pingarilho M, Oliveira N, Martins C, Gomes B, Fernandes A, Martins V, Silva A, Rueff J, Gaspar J. “Induction of Sister Chromatid Exchange by acrylamide and glycidamide in human lymphocyte: Role of polymorphisms in detoxification and DNA-repair genes in the genotoxicity of glycidamide ” Mutation Research, 752, 1-7
- Pingarilho M, Oliveira N, Martins C, Fernandes A, Lima J, Rueff J, Gaspar J.“Genetic polymorphisms in detoxification and DNA repair genes and in vitro susceptibility to glycidamide-induced DNA damage.” Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 75:920-33.