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Issue No. 5 | February 3, 2012

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:

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 (! The new name mirrors the distinct Web address created for infoSIDA ( 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.