NIAID HIV/AIDS Specimen Repository Programs

The Division of AIDS (DAIDS) supports a number of programs, networks, and studies to increase basic knowledge of the pathogenesis and transmission of HIV, promote the development of therapies for HIV infection and its complications and co-infections, and encourage the development of vaccines and other prevention strategies.

Over the years, these networks, programs, and studies have amassed a wealth of longitudinal data that provides detailed information on the natural history and clinical and laboratory course of HIV disease in various populations. In addition, biological specimens from well-characterized individuals and/or cohorts have been collected and stored in centralized and local repositories. 

Main Areas of Focus

  • To provide the scientific community with an invaluable research resource for multidisciplinary investigation.
Additional Resources

Through the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) specimen repository contract, BBI Biotech Research, Inc., provides state-of-the-art storage and computerized inventory management of specimens from domestic and international HIV epidemiology studies, HIV therapeutic and vaccine trials, and other prevention research studies through its central repositories.

Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017