At these links, you can find information about NICHD-sponsored research networks, studies, and projects related to HIV/AIDS:
- The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions conducts research on methods to improve the health and well-being of HIV-infected and at-risk young people, including studies of medicines and strategies to prevent and treat HIV infection, among other related topics.
- The Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) includes 12 research sites studying contraceptive methods and devices for women, and two sites for men. It focuses on preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
- The NICHD Domestic and International Pediatric and Maternal HIV Clinical Studies Network conducts domestic and international clinical trials of treatment for HIV and associated co-infections, as well as complications of HIV and its treatment in pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents, and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission.
- The International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), an international research consortium, consists of regional sites collecting and defining key variables, harmonizing data, and implementing methodology to generate large data sets in order to address high-priority research questions and streamline HIV/AIDS research. NICHD funds the pediatric component of IeDEA.
- The International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Group conducts clinical trials in collaboration with the NICHD Network and develops and tests methods to prevent HIV transmission and treat HIV infection in pregnant women, infants, children, and teens.
- The The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is an effort to examine adolescents' social contexts- including families, friends, peers, schools, neighborhoods, and communities- and their effects on their health and risk behaviors.
- The Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit Network supports research units with pharmacological, clinical, and basic components in an effort to advance testing of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy.
- Thhrough the Global Partnerships for Social Science and Behavioral Research on HIV/AIDS, the NICHD and two other NIH Institutes fund 10 partnerships of U.S. and African institutions to increase research capacity at the African institution.
- The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) network studies the long-term safety of anti-HIV drugs in fetuses and infants and the impact of HIV infection and treatment on children and teens who became infected before, during, or shortly after birth.
- The Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), the largest and longest ongoing U.S. study of HIV-infected women, studies the unique ways HIV/AIDS and HIV treatments affect women, the relationships between HIV/AIDS and other diseases in women, and the impact of hormones on HIV disease.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.