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.


Summer Program for Hispanic/Latino Undergraduates Interested in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Research

February 23, 2023

Applications for the Latino Scholars for HIV/AIDS Research Education (SHARE) 2023 summer program are now open! The application deadline is March 24, 2023 at 11:59PM (EST)

Learn more about the SHARE program and how to apply here

For additional information, please contact Latino_Share@gwu.edu

ACTG Junior HIV Investigator Mentorship

February 15, 2023

Funding is available for two competitive awards for two ACTG clinical research sites (one US, one non-US).  Applications to the ACTG Junior Investigator Mentorship must be submitted before 11:59 pm ET on April 3, 2023 using this link.  

For more information, download the brochure 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

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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.

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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

Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit 2023

April 11 – 12, 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada

The 2023 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit is coming to Las Vegas, April 11 – 12. In its seventh year, the Summit focuses on the implementation of biomedical tools in our prevention and treatment efforts to ultimately end the HIV epidemic. The abstract submission deadline is February 6, 2023.

HVTN Full Group Meeting

May 3-5, Washington DC, USA

The HVTN Full Group Meeting is back at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

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. 

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