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World AIDS Day and New HIV/AIDS Info Outreach Funding Opportunity

Posted by on November 30th, 2020 Posted in: Funding, MedlinePlus, NLM Products, Public Health

Recognizing World AIDS Day

Graphic about NIH World AIDS Day event. Science and Community: Working Together to Prepare for the Unexpected on December 1, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time. There is an image of a crowd of people on the right, standing in the shape of the continents. A red ribbon is overlaid with the words World AIDS Day 2020 written on it.Since 1988, December 1st has been recognized as World AIDS Day in recognition of the global epidemic and a call to action to improve the response against HIV/AIDS. In 2018, almost 38,000 individuals in the United States were diagnosed with HIV, which can eventually develop into AIDS. The number of new diagnoses has also increased over the years, making this a great concern for communities, policy makers, and health professionals (CDC). Nearly all institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health conduct and support research on HIV/AIDS in an effort to improve human health and quality of life. This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Resilience and Impact (HIV.gov).

In observance of this day, NIH’s Office of AIDS Research is hosting an event titled, Science and Community: Working Together to Prepare for the Unexpected (Event Link). Leaders in HIV/AIDS research and policy will gather virtually to discuss community engagement and capacity building to sustain the future of AIDS researchers and advocates. The event is 8a-9:30a PT on December 1st, at no cost: https://www.oar.nih.gov/news-and-events/meetings-events/world-aids-day-2020

New HIV/AIDS Info Outreach Funding Opportunity

The HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP), sponsored by NLM and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, recently announced its Requests for Proposals for the 2021 funding cycle.

NLM recognizes that people and communities benefit from having access to quality, accurate information about HIV/AIDS, especially as new treatment and management methods evolve with new research. According to the award announcement, “ACIOP is a competitive awards program offered to community-based organizations and libraries to improve HIV/AIDS health information access, with a focus on NIH/HHS resources.” Submitted projects must address at least one of these areas:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination

For more information and application materials about the funding opportunity, please refer to the Request for Proposals page. Deadline for proposal submission is December 28, 2020 at 11AM PT/2PM ET.

Additional HIV/AIDS Information Resources

CDC: HIV Basics


Clinical Info: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV

NIH Office of AIDS Research

MedlinePlus: HIV/AIDS

MedlinePlus: Screening and Diagnosis for HIV

NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center


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Sharon Han (she/her) is a NLM 2nd Year Associate Fellow with the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific South Region, located at UCLA. She focuses on public health outreach and engagement, as well as advocates for access to quality public health information in various information environments.

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