News and Features
NIAID Issues Requests for Applications for HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Networks
NIAID has issued five new requests for applications (RFAs) to establish leadership groups for clinical research networks focused on distinct areas of HIV/AIDS research. Specifically, the leadership groups will have overall responsibility for developing, implementing, and adapting clinical research agendas to address NIAID's HIV/AIDS scientific priorities in the following areas:
- HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated Infections in Pediatric and Maternal Populations
- Integrated Strategies to Prevent HIV Infection
- Microbicides to Prevent HIV Infection
- Therapeutics for HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated Infections in Adults
- Vaccines to Prevent HIV Infection
Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2012. For more information, visit the Restructuring the NIAID Clinical Trials Networks webpage.
Join AIDSinfo in Observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2012, marks the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day that serves to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community. According to the 2009 HIV Surveillance Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. In the 40 states with confidential name-based HIV reporting, African Americans accounted for 52% of all diagnoses of HIV infection in 2009 and for 44% of people living with AIDS in 2008.
For information and resources about HIV/AIDS and African Americans, visit the AIDSinfo webpage highlighting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day [en español].
infoSIDA Mobile Site Features a New Domain Name
The infoSIDA mobile site now has a new domain name (http://m.infosida.nih.gov/)! The new name mirrors the distinct Web address created for infoSIDA (http://infosida.nih.gov/) as part of the recent AIDSinfo and infoSIDA redesign efforts.
The infoSIDA mobile site offers the same Spanish-language features that are available on infoSIDA. Features include educational materials, webpages on annual HIV/AIDS awareness days, a clinical trials search tool, and links to HIV-related health topics.