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.
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.