National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease and conduct research on both common and rare diseases to discover their causes, develop effective treatments, and find cures. NIH represents the largest and most significant public investment in AIDS research in the world.

Office of AIDS Research 
NIH’s Office of AIDS Research (OAR) manages the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of NIH’s HIV/AIDS-related research programs. OAR produces the annual Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research to ensure that the AIDS research budget is used to fund the highest priority AIDS-related research.

In addition, NIH is made up of 27 different Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems; most address HIV/AIDS in some way, according to their particular area of expertise. Among them are:

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Last revised: 10/01/2011