Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch (MPIDB)

MPIDBOverview/Mission

MPIDB (formerly the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS Branch) supports and conducts domestic and international research related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and nonpregnant women. As the HIV epidemic has evolved and other infectious diseases have emerged in the United States and globally, the branch has ensured that its funded research reflects these changes and addresses important research opportunities and gaps as they arise, including HIV-associated co-infections (such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and malaria) in children and pregnant women. Furthermore, MPIDB supports and conducts research on the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of other significant infectious diseases, including congenital infections, such as Zika virus and cytomegalovirus; tropical diseases, specifically those that affect children and pregnant women; and vaccine-preventable disease in infants, children, adolescents, and women. 


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