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Prevention Sciences Program (PSP)

The development of new and more effective non-vaccine methods and strategies to prevent HIV infection is an important component of NIAID’s HIV research agenda. Within NIAID, the Division of AIDS supports research on biomedical and behavioral prevention approaches through the Prevention Sciences Program (PSP), which includes the Microbicide Research Branch and the Prevention Research Branch, that carries out the following activities:

  • Oversees grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements that support preclinical and clinical prevention research, including the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and Microbicide Trials Network (MTN)
  • Promotes research programs to discover non-vaccine prevention strategies
  • Coordinates research activities in consultation and/or collaboration with other government agencies, international organizations, and other Institutes at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Works with the pharmaceutical industry and the Food and Drug Administration to facilitate the evaluation and approval of new prevention strategies
  • Provides scientific guidance to grantees and contractors

For more information about NIAID’s HIV prevention research efforts, visit the HIV/AIDS Prevention Science Research Area.

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Last Updated October 29, 2007