HIV/AIDS Network Coordination

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.

Announcements

Thank you to the HIV/AIDS research community

April 2, 2021

We want to share a message of gratitude to research staff and community as we begin the new funding cycle for the HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks from Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID.

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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.

Community

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.

Cross-Network

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.

Laboratory

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.

Training

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

2021 HPTN Annual Meeting

May 17, 19, and 21, 2021, Virtual
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

The three-day event features a variety of HIV and COVID-19 prevention research presentations and discussions, as well as interactive Q&A sessions.

American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV)

May 20 - 22, 2021, Virtual

The American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) is the premier conference in the US dedicated exclusively to the frontline care team and its members who are caring for persons living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. The conference delivers information on new developments and research findings that can be rapidly translated and directly applied to the clinical setting.

Webinar: ACTG Research Priorities & Community Engagement

May 26, 2021, Virtual
8 - 9 a.m. PDT

You are invited to participate in a webinar featuring leadership representatives from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG): Judith Currier, MD, MSc, and Joseph Eron, MD.

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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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