Agencies and Programs Index


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC's HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration with community, state, national, and international partners. CDC's programs work to improve treatment, care, and support for persons living with HIV and to help build capacity and infrastructure to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Department of Defense - HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
This program’s mission is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among uniformed personnel in selected African nations and beyond.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
US Food and Drug Administration's Web site on HIV and AIDS provides information related to the review and oversight function in areas related to drugs, biologics and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and AIDS-related conditions.

  • FDA's Role in HIV/AIDS - This resource describes the FDA's role in the review and oversight function in areas related to drugs, biologics and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and AIDS-related conditions.

Health Resources and Services Administration' HIV/AIDS Bureau The HIV/AIDS Bureau administers the Ryan White Program providing health care for people with HIV disease. This program fills gaps in care faced by those with low-incomes and little or no insurance directly through hundreds of grantees, who deliver care to over half a million people each year.

Housing and Urban Development - Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)
HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing support to low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families by providing grants and technical assistance to state and local governments.

Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program
The IHS's collaborative HIV/AIDS program to provide prevention and treatment services to the American Indian/Alaska Native community.

National Institutes of Health
Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

  • AIDS Health Information at the National Institutes of Health - This listing provides links to HIV/AIDS resources from the many different divisions of NIH that play a role in researching HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of AIDS Malignancy Program - The AIDS Malignancy Program (AMP) supports pre-clinical and clinical studies for the treatment of cancer in HIV+ and immunocompromised patients. The AMP also supports resources for preclinical and translational/interdisciplinary studies including a tissue repository of well characterized specimens collected from HIV+ and HIV- patients, and infrastructure at institutions that receive significant AIDS funding.
  • National Eye Institute (NEI) Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS [] - In order to address issues related to eye involvement in patients living with AIDS, the National Eye Institute has funded the Studies of the Ocular Complication of AIDS (SOCA). SOCA's major activities involve evaluating treatments and treatment strategies for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) - NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life by providing leadership in research and programs relevant to aging and older people. This resource provides information from NIA on the relationship of older people and HIV/AIDS.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems. These NIAAA resources provide information on alcohol as related to HIV prevention and issues related to HIV/AIDS treatment.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - The mission of the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) is to increase basic knowledge of the pathogenesis, natural history, and transmission of HIV disease and to support research that promotes progress in its detection, treatment, and prevention. DAIDS accomplishes this through planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs in (1) fundamental basic research, (2) discovery and development of therapies for HIV infection and its complications, and (3) discovery and development of vaccines and other prevention strategies.
    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) - The Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) was established to facilitate research in vaccine development and is dedicated to improving global human health through the rigorous pursuit of effective vaccines for human diseases. VRC is a unique venture within the NIH intramural research program.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch - The Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS (PAMA) Branch supports and conducts both domestic and international research into the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications in infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, mothers, women of childbearing age, and the family unit as a whole.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)- HIV/AIDS Research - Each of the three divisions in NIDDK support an AIDS and HIV program and encourages research into the characterization of intestinal injury, mechanisms of maldigestion, and intestinal mucosal functions, as well as hepatic and biliary dysfunction in patients with AIDS or in appropriate animal models. In addition, studies are supported on the mechanisms of nutrient malabsorption, deficiencies of various micronutrients, nutritional management of the wasting syndrome, and other aspects of malnutrition related to AIDS.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) - The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information. This resource provides information and research on NIDCR’s efforts focusing on HIV/AIDS.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) AIDS Research Program - NIDA's AIDS Research Program (ARP) utilizes a multifaceted approach to support HIV/AIDS research within NIDA as well as across NIH Institutes and other Department of Health and Human Services agencies. The primary goal of ARP is to support the development, planning, and coordination of HIV/AIDS priority research within NIDA's intramural and extramural programs, in order to ensure an integrated vision and strategy to guide HIV/AIDS research throughout NIDA.
    • Drugs + HIV – Learn the Link– this initiative communicates that behaviors associated with drug abuse are among the main factors in the spread of HIV infecting in the United States, and provides information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media.
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Structural Biology Program - In August 2007, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) launched three research centers to deepen our biological understanding of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The centers will integrate a variety of techniques from structural biology and biochemistry to capture in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structures of HIV proteins bound to human cellular components, such as proteins or DNA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office on AIDS– The institute (1) Plans, directs, coordinates, and supports biomedical and behavioral research designed to develop a better understanding of the biological and behavioral causes of HIV (AIDS virus) infection; (2) analyzes and evaluates National needs and research opportunities to identify areas; and (3) consults and cooperates with health organizations, as well as other NIH components and Federal agencies, to identify and meet AIDS-related needs.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. This resource discusses the neurological complications of AIDS and AIDS-related nervous system disorders and provides links to publications, related literature, clinical trials, and pertinent organizations.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINS) - NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan, including research on HIV/AIDS.
  • Office of AIDS Research - The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) is located within the Office of the Director of NIH and is responsible for the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research programs.

National Library of Medicine - HIV/AIDS Information
The Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine collects and organizes information related to HIV/AIDS. Information is presented for scientists, physicians, educators, health professionals, consumers, community-based organizations, clinics, and other types of service providers and is organized by topic.

National Women's Health Information Center – Women and HIV/AIDS
The National Women's Health Information Center provides information to women and links to helpful resources. The NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women's Health [ ] (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This resource provides information on the special issues surrounding women and HIV/AIDS.

Office for Civil Rights (Health and Human Services)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, and disability (which may include HIV/AIDS). OCR also enforces the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which protects the privacy of health information and gives consumers the right to review and make corrections to their medical records. Persons with HIV/AIDS who believe they have been discriminated against in health care or human services, or believe that their health privacy rights have been violated, may file a complaint with OCR.

Office of AIDS National Policy
The office works to coordinate an increasingly integrated approach to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and emphasizes the integration of domestic and international efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. This resource describes the role of and provides information on the activities of Office of AIDS National Policy plays in combating HIV/AIDS.

Office of HIV/AIDS Policy The Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP) advises the Assistant Secretary for Health and senior HHS officials on: the appropriate and timely implementation and development of HIV/AIDSpolicy; the establishment of priorities; and the solid implementation of HIV/AIDS programs, activities, and initiatives across other HHS Health Agencies. This site provides information on OHAP’s activities.

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) provides policy recommendations on the U.S. Government's response to the AIDS epidemic. The PACHA site provides information on past and upcoming events, reports, and policy recommendations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Agency focuses its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. This resource provides information related to SAMHSA's services for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.

U.S. Department of State
The U. S. Global AIDS Coordinator's mission is to lead implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEFPAR). This resource provides information about the Department of State’s relief activities and programs.

USAID oversees HIV/AIDS programs for the Department of State in over 100 countries, helping local organizations combat HIV/AIDS. This resource provides information about these programs and the countries in which the organization works.

Veterans Affairs National HIV/AIDS Program
The VA is the nation's largest provider of HIV/AIDS Care for patients and the public and health care providers. This site provides information for patients and the public as well as for health care providers.

Last revised: 06/24/2008