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Overarching High Priority Areas

NIH HIV Research Priorities

Reduce the Incidence of HIV

  • Develop Vaccines
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Including Microbicides
  • HIV Testing
  • Treatment as Prevention


Develop Next Generation HIV Therapies

  • Less Toxic and Longer Lasting Treatment
  • Discover Novel HIV Targets & Inhibitors
  • Novel Immune-Based Therapies
  • Engagement, Adherence, and Retention in Care


Research Toward HIV Cure

  • Sustained Viral Remission
  • Viral Eradication
  • Viral Latency and Sanctuaries

Address HIV-Associated Comorbidities, Coinfections, & Complications

  • Co-Infectious Diseases
  • Neurologic Complications
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Malignancies
  • Cardiovascular Complications
  • Premature Aging and Frailty


Cross-Cutting Research

  • Basic Research
  • Epidemiology
  • Training Research
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • Information Dissemination
  • Implementation Science
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NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding.

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