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 and NIH research training and career development programs 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 (TB), hepatitis, and malaria. To meet the needs and ongoing challenges of other significant infectious diseases, MPIDB coordinates research on the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of tropical diseases and congenital infections, such as Zika virus and cytomegalovirus, and vaccine-preventable disease in infants, children, adolescents, and women. 


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