NIH AIDS Reagent Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS Reagent Program provides critical research reagents and resources to the scientific community. The ARP acquires, develops, and produces state-of-the-art reagents and provides these reagents at no cost to qualified investigators throughout the world. The program currently offers over 2,000 reagents from hundreds of contributors.

Main Areas of Focus

  • All areas of HIV/AIDS research, including therapeutics and vaccine development
  • Provides mostly reagents not commercially available

Support Services

  • The AIDS Reagent Program strives to serve as an information resource for scientists, a liaison for communication in establishing partnerships, and a provider of technical assistance on handling and shipping infectious substances.


  • Search for reagents on the AIDS Reagent Program website.

Collaboration Opportunities

  • Researchers can donate to the repository.

Who Can Use This Resource

  • Interested scientists must be in the position of Principal Investigator, Laboratory Director, or equivalent (public or academic institution), or Director of Research or equivalent (private or for-profit institution) to register with the NIH AIDS Reagent Program.

How To Get Started

  • Researchers must register on the AIDS Reagent Program website.
  • Registration forms must be signed by the registrant and countersigned by an official capable of legally binding the institution (e.g. president, vice-president, dean, or provost, but not a department chairman).
Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017