About the AIDS Research Program

What We Do:

NIDA's AIDS Research Program (ARP) supports the development, planning, and coordination of high priority research at the intersection HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders within NIDA, NIH Institutes and other DHHS agencies.

NIDA HIV Research Priority Areas

To support research at the intersection of substance use, HIV, and related comorbidities and generate evidence-based strategies to improve individual and public health:

  1. Prevent new infections and transmission of HIV among people who use drugs and their sexual and/or injection partners.
  2. Increase understanding of etiology, pathogenesis, spread, and persistence of HIV/AIDS among people who use drugs.
  3. Address comorbidities and improve health outcomes among people living with HIV who use drugs. 
  4. Accelerate scientific discoveries in HIV/AIDS and substance use research.

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Funding Priorities

Research Resources

Training Opportunities


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