NIH AIDS Reagent Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV Reagent Program provides critical research reagents and resources to the scientific community. The HIV Reagent Program acquires, develops, authenticates 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 3,000 reagents from hundreds of contributors.

More information about this resource is available at NIH AIDS Reagent Program

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).