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World AIDS Day National Insitutes of Health
December 1, 2001

In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2001, and to honor all those who have helped advance HIV/AIDS research during the last 20 years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) unveils this comprehensive World AIDS Day Web page, which provides information on the diverse array of HIV/AIDS research activities being sponsored by NIH. World AIDS Day, founded by the World Health Organization in 1988, focuses global attention on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Worldwide, a total of more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV since the pandemic began, of whom more than 20 million have died. More than 14,000 people are infected with HIV every day, and AIDS kills 8,000 people a day. With HIV continuing to rage around the world, it is as important as ever to focus resources and attention on preventing and treating HIV/AIDS.

Support for HIV/AIDS-related programs at NIH totaled approximately $2.2 billion in FY 2001. Listed below are links to HIV/AIDS research and information from the various institutes, centers, and offices at the NIH.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office of AIDS Research (OAR)
OAR is responsible for planning, coordinating, evaluating, and funding all NIH AIDS research. The site provides updates and public information on AIDS research and funding, links to other NIH AIDS sites, and Web broadcasts.

OAR FY 2003 Plan for HIV-Related Research
Summarizes NIH's AIDS research agenda, including budget figures for fiscal years 2000-2002. Three new areas of emphasis have been added this year -- microbicides, HIV prevention research, and women & girls and HIV/AIDS.

AIDS History
"In Their Own Words" is an oral history of AIDS research at NIH to mark the 20th year of the pandemic. The site includes interviews with scientists on their experiences in the fight against AIDS, as well as a timeline, press releases, image archive, and links to other similar sites.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Division of AIDS (DAIDS)
Supplies a wide variety of material including an overview of the division, research and clinical trial information, resources and programs for health professionals and patients, publication and meeting summaries, listing of research networks, HIV vaccine information, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment information, funding opportunities, and research.

Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC)
Gives an overview of VRC, including staff background and directory, current research on HIV vaccines, and information and enrollment guidelines for a new HIV vaccine clinical trial.

NIAID and Clinical Center HIV Program
Provides information on how to enroll in AIDS/HIV trials and provides a list of trials. Provides contact information in Spanish.

HIV Prevention Web Site
A review of NIAID support for HIV/AIDS prevention (non-vaccine interventions) research, including links to a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network.

HIV Vaccines Web Site
An overview of NIAID support for HIV vaccine research, including links to an international multicenter clinical trials network for evaluating candidate HIV vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses.

HIV/AIDS Treatment Web Site
An overview of NIAID support for the discovery and development of HIV/AIDS therapeutics, including links to funding information and resources for scientists.

HIV Vaccines Explained -- Making HIV Vaccines a Reality (PDF brochure)
A consumer friendly brochure that explains HIV vaccine research, the history of vaccines, information for HIV vaccine research volunteers, and how individuals and communities can help advance HIV vaccine research.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Keep Your Body Healthy
Features a new campaign that addresses drug use and the risk of HIV/AIDs.

Center on AIDS and Other Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse
Outlines the center's mission, provides information on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS, presents statistics, and includes links to related sites.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch
Provides general description of research including pediatric investigations and current pediatric and adult trials.

AIDS Related Malignancies
Provides specific information about AIDS-related cancers, clinical trials, complementary and alternative medicine, and tips on coping with the disease. Patients and health professionals can search for information, resources, and statistics and submit an online order form for free publications.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS
Describes the center's research efforts into the physiological and neurobehavioral effects of HIV/AIDS transmission and infection on the individual, the family, and the community. Mental health training and research opportunities for individuals and small businesses are also listed.

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Regional Primate Research Centers
Describes a national network of centers to assist scientists using non-human primate models for HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The site provides a directory of primate research resources and training and research programs available to outside scientists.

AIDS Animal Models
Information on a program for scientists using animal models in HIV/AIDS research.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS Branch
Outlines a research agenda focused particularly on HIV/AIDS in the mother-child relationship, adolescents at-risk and infected with the disease, and traditional high-risk pediatric groups such as hemophiliac children.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

AIDS Research Programs
Research on chest, blood, and heart complications caused by AIDS infections. Focuses on nation's blood supply and HIV- related lung disease. Discusses minority AIDS-related research programs.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

AIDS - Neurological Manifestations
A fact sheet on what AIDS does to the brain and spinal cord.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Describes support in basic and clinical research on the complications of AIDS.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Division of Extramural Research, Infectious Diseases and Immunity Branch -- AIDS Research Program
Outlines research on oral complications caused by HIV/AIDS. Provides facts on oral infections and AIDS.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Alcohol and AIDS
Focuses on biomedical research, including the connection between alcohol abuse and AIDS.

John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC)

News Release: Fogarty International Center Announces New Research Training Program for AIDS and Tuberculosis
A news release about a new capacity building program to provide extended support for collaborative, multidisciplinary, international clinical research training in developing countries

AIDS International Training and Research Program
Lists contacts and international locations for current HIV/AIDS programs and provides listings for programs currently recruiting for various international HIV/AIDS treatment or prevention programs.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA)
Provides patient information including treatment options, clinical trial listings, publications, and contacts for information on AIDS-related eye diseases (primarily cytomegalovirus). Also provides information on research efforts, researchers, and sites involved in SOCA -- a collaborative, multicenter research effort.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Overview of the Immune Responses and Oncology Portfolio
Provides a list of HIV/AIDS-related nursing research areas such as improving immune function, symptom management, and well-being; risk taking in regular and high-risk populations, interventions to manage symptoms such as wasting, sleep disturbances and fever episodes; and increasing therapy adherence.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

AIDS Therapeutics Toxicity Studies Program
Links to scientific reports on AIDS therapeutics evaluations conducted with rodent research models.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Overview of a program for NIH scientists studying HIV proteins.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

HIV/AIDS Information
The specialized information systems (SIS) site contains materials on clinical trials, HIV/AIDS drugs, treatment information, consumer health information, relevant journal articles, and Web links. SIS is responsible for coordinating many of NLM's AIDS/HIV information activities. SIS works with several other government agencies to provide access to treatment information via the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Services ( and clinical trial and drug information via the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service ( Provides some material in Spanish.

MEDLINEplus AIDS Information
Medline has the latest news from NIH, other scientific organizations, and the media on all facets of HIV/AIDS. Also provides clinical trials listings, gives information on alternative therapies, diagnosis, disease management, nutrition, and a variety of other useful AIDS materials. Provides some material in Spanish.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

HIV, AIDS, and Older People
AIDS information geared to older audiences. Prevention information and resources are included.

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)

HIV Counseling Program
A confidential counseling service for NIH Clinical Center patients and NIH staff. For the general community, this site offers information on seminars and training on HIV/AIDS topics. The site also provides facts about HIV/AIDS and links to AIDS clinical trials and resources.

HIV/AIDS Treatment and Clinical Trials Information

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service, linking patients to research

HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial, Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, Bethesda, Maryland

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Of Note

Statement on
World AIDS Day
from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
NIAID Director

Special Exhibit:
NAMES Project
AIDS Memorial Quilt

Of Special Note

Last updated September 26, 2003 (alt)