New FOAs Support HIV Prevention Packages

New FOAs Support HIV Prevention Packages

HIV researchers, your interest may be piqued by tw=
o new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) supported in
part by NIAID: Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Preven=
tion Approaches, which uses the R01 activity code, and a companion FOA that=
uses the R21 activity code.

Why is combination prevention needed for HIV?&nbsp=
; More than three decades into the global HIV pandemic, it is clear
that  no single intervention for prevention currently available is ca=
pable of bringing it under control.

But there is growing recognition among researchers=
that using a combination of biomedical, behavioral, and structural
interventions—grouped into “prevention packages"—st=
ands a much better chance at reaching at-risk populations and ultimately re=
ducing HIV transmission.

However, the scientific and logistical complexity =
involved in developing, testing, and implementing  these combined
intervention approaches presents a considerable challenge.

To help address this complexity, NIAID is particip=
ating in these two FOAs, which take a step back from the whole
prevention package approach and allow smaller teams to work on different c=
omponents of the packages.

These components include:

Identifying indicators that can be used to assess exposure =
to prevention interventions.

Enhancing the understanding and use of existing datasets.

Advancing intervention development, testing, and implementa=

These FOAs complement the 2008 and 2010 Methods fo=
r Prevention Packages Program I and II FOAs initiated by NIAID
in collaboration with NIMH
, which promoted forming multidiscipl=
inary teams to develop combination research strategies for HIV prevention i=
n key populations and settings.

Read more about the current opportunities:

and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches

Methodologies and Formative Wor=
k for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches (R21)

Optional letters of intent are due August 3, 2013.=
Applications are due September 3, 2013. If you have questions,
contact Dr. David Burns in the NIAID=
Division of AIDS Prevention Science Program.


Carrie E. Foote, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Sociology
Director of Graduate Studies

Indiana University-Purdue University

CA 306b, 425 University Blvd.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Phone: 317.278.8454


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