Facilitating Collaboration Between HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks

The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) works with the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the intent of creating a more integrated, collaborative and flexible research structure. The networks are an affiliated group of national and international medical research institutions and investigators that conduct clinical HIV/AIDS research to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies, and vaccines.


Defeating the HIV Epidemic Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN)

June 8, 2023

The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) invites you to join the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) leaders as they provide an informative overview of the ATN and their research priorities.

The ATN research program aims to defeat the HIV epidemic among adolescents and young adults in the United States. The overarching goal of the ATN is to increase awareness of HIV status in youth and, for those diagnosed with HIV, increase access to health care.

To register click here.

Payment to research participants: regulations, stakeholder perspectives, and data

June 22, 2023

This interactive talk examines the topic of participant payment in research, including a brief review of the federal regulations, how payment decisions are currently made, perspectives of the different stakeholders in the research process on the topic of payment, and data from hypothetical HIV studies where ethically appropriate payment amounts were provided and compared between IRB members, people living with HIV, and researchers.  We will end with our proposal for a way forward on payment decision making in research.

To register click here.

Connecting People, Advancing Research

The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) programs are referred to as areas of coordination. Within each area of coordination are numerous work groups that are integral to advancing the research goals and objectives defined by the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and the Division of AIDS.

Behavioral & Social Science

HANC supports a number of trans-institute behavioral science groups composed of experts that are working to advance research and clinical trials through cross-network collaboration.


HANC supports Community Partners, The Legacy Project, and the COVID-19 CAB coalition to achieve representation and build relationships with historically underrepresented communities in clinical research.


HANC supports cross-network working groups for network leadership, communications, data management centers, performance evaluation, and site coordinators to promote greater information sharing, collaboration, and process standardization.


HANC supports several cross-network laboratory working groups and committees with the aim of harmonizing processes and procedures, ensuring standard quality assurance for protocol-specified assays and​ laboratory preparedness for network clinical trials.

Providing the Tools For Success

Two people collaborate on a computer while others work in the background.

SOPs, Guidelines & Resources

Providing HANC-developed standard operating procedures (SOPs), best practice guidelines, toolkits, fact sheets, memos, and more, available and organized by content area.

Outside, a woman takes notes in a notebook as she watches a presentation on her computer.

Webinars & Presentations

HANC work groups host webinars throughout the year to increase awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS research topics and community-engagement issues. Find recordings of recently hosted webinars here.


Our HANC-developed training modules target community member training needs, scientific literacy, HIV research counseling and testing, and HIV prevention and cure research.  

Upcoming Events

HPTN Annual Meeting

June 3 - 7 2023, Washington, DC (USA)

The HPTN Annual Meeting will bring together hundreds of researchers, collaborators, community representatives, and government health officials to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the Network's scientific agenda and current and planned HIV prevention research studies.

ACTG Annual Meeting

June 13-16, Washington, DC (USA)

The 2023 Annual AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network Meeting will be a hybrid meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, for in-person attendance and through webinars for virtual participation. The meeting is open to all ACTG members and the public. 

Be the Generation

Working together, we can be the generation to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Know the facts, spread the word, volunteer for a study, or join a community advisory board. 

 Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Stay up to date with the HANC community with our monthly e-newsletter. Each issue includes network updates, webinar & training announcements, HANC programmatic updates and spotlights on our collaborators.

[* = required]