News, Meetings and Events

Bookmark this section to stay up-to-date on events and activities sponsored by Office of AIDS Research (OAR), as well as news articles about OAR from around the web.

Research News

Read news updates on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS global research that is conducted by NIH’s Institutes, Centers, and Offices and managed and coordinated by the OAR. This news is extracted from the NIH News Releases page and other sources, which are identified after each news item.

OAR in the News

See important announcements and news from the Office of AIDS Research.

Meetings and Events

Learn about upcoming and past meetings of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC), as well as other OAR-sponsored events.

  • World AIDS Day: Read about past and upcoming World AIDS Day events sponsored by OAR. Held annually on December 1, World AIDS Day is an international health observance allowing people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Other NIH News/Announcements

  • How Cancer Research Led to AIDS Breakthroughs: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has played a vital role in the field of HIV/AIDS since the early 1980s when the syndrome of diseases later named AIDS was first identified. This article, published by the NCI Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy, shows how the National Cancer Act and NCI’s work paved the way for the resources, skills, and expertise to be in place for those at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-20-224:  Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)
    The NIDA Avenir Award Program provides grants to early-stage investigators who propose potentially transformative studies in substance use and HIV. Applications due 8/13. Letter of intent due date is 30 days prior to the application due date.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-21-238
    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from qualified research institutions to seek funds to develop or renovate research facilities that support HIV/AIDS research in areas of basic, translational, clinical, and social and behavioral science research. Targeted are institutions that serve underrepresented and underserved populations or that are in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible states. Research-intensive institutions are not eligible. The facilities must support research aligned with the NIH-established priorities for HIV/AIDS research. Any request must be justified by current and anticipated future research needs. Applications are due by January 6, 2022.
  • On World AIDS Day, Celebrating Scientific Advances and Confronting the Complexities of HIV and Substance Use: By Dr. Nora Volkow, November 30, 2020

This page last reviewed on May 23, 2022