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
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.
"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
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,
Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center
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
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
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Keep Your Body Healthy
Features a new campaign that addresses drug use and the risk of
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
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
National Institute of Child Health and Human
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
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
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
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
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
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
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)
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 (www.hivatis.org)
and clinical trial and drug information via the HIV/AIDS Clinical
Trials Information Service (www.actis.org).
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
ClinicalTrials.gov, linking patients to research
HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial, Dale and Betty
Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, Bethesda, Maryland
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