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NIAID seeks applicants to lead revamped HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks

nue for up to seven years.

The research structure resulting from this competition will enable NIAID's Division of AIDS to more effectively respond to global research needs, including those of people of color, those who live in poverty, and women, all of whom are increasingly affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and continue to be under-represented in clinical research.

"We are pleased to be making this announcement on World AIDS Day," says Dr. Fauci, "as this year's World AIDS Day theme focuses on 'Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS'."

Each network leadership group selected as part of this competition will work with NIAID and other NIH Institutes on a focused research effort. To most effectively coordinate across disciplines, each network can address significant scientific questions in one or more of six priority research areas

  • Developing HIV vaccines
  • Translating research insights into therapeutic products to treat HIV disease
  • Optimizing clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including co-infections and other HIV-related conditions
  • Developing microbicides to prevent HIV acquisition and transmission
  • Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Developing other methods of HIV prevention

    The decision to revamp the clinical research structure emerged following extensive consultations with researchers, clinicians, community, nurses, advocates and people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. The new approach is designed to increase the efficiency, accountability and integration of NIAID's HIV/AIDS clinical research networks and enhance their capacity to effectively conduct vital clinical research, especially in resource-limited settings. Specifically, the new clinical research structure will

  • Maximize scientific opportunities by integrating and coordinating HIV/AIDS prevention, vaccine and therapeutic research and maintaining a flexible and responsive approach to emerg
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  • Contact: NIAID Press Office
    niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
    301-402-1663
    NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    1-Dec-2004


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