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Welcome to the Office of AIDS Research.

Welcome to the Office of AIDS Research
image of Dr. Goodenow, Director of the Office of AIDS ResearchDr. Goodenow is the Director of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). She also holds the title of NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research. She received her Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular oncology at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, she was a visiting scientist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, where she began her studies of HIV.
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Information about OAR

World AIDS Day Forum

On December 1, 2017, people from across NIH and the community gathered at the NIH Office of AIDS Research on Fisher's Lane in Rockville, Maryland for the OAR-sponsored World AIDS Day Forum HIV and Beyond: The Benefits of HIV Research. Speakers representing NIH institutes discussed the impact of HIV research across scientific disciplines. Read More

The NIH Director

Statement on NIH Efforts to Focus Research to End the AIDS Pandemic

Released on August 12, 2015

Extraordinary progress has been made in HIV/AIDS research over the last 34 years, transforming what was once a terrifying and almost inevitably fatal disease into a treatable disorder. People with HIV/AIDS can now experience an almost normal life expectancy if antiretrovirals are started promptly and continued for life. Read More

About OAR

The Office of AIDS Research (OAR), located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), coordinates the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of NIH HIV/AIDS research. The NIH represents the largest and most significant public investment in HIV/AIDS research in the world. Read More

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