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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Infant, Child, and Adolescent HIV Prevention Program


This program supports research to advance the understanding of how best to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection in vulnerable infants, children and adolescents. The program also supports research to understand, prevent, and address adverse health outcomes among youth living with HIV. Research that takes into account the unique developmental considerations across these time periods as well as the multiple levels of influence on infants, children and adolescents is strongly encouraged.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Support HIV prevention research focused on vulnerable youth (e.g., young men who have sex with men, young transgender women, young women, pregnant young women).
  • Foster multi-level and combination biobehavioral HIV research efforts targeting youth.
  • Conduct research to better understand the uptake, adherence, feasibility, ethical, legal and social factors associated with the implementation and use of biomedical HIV prevention and treatment strategies among youth and how best to pair these approaches with behavioral interventions.
  • Develop interventions that harness the popularity and widespread use of mobile technologies and connected health technologies in reaching and engaging youth most vulnerable to HIV infection or those already living with HIV.
  • Encourage studies of youth living with HIV that emphasize improving outcomes along the HIV care continuum as well as the successful transition to adult care.


Susannah Allison, Ph.D.
5601 Fishers Lane, Room 9E26
Rockville, MD 20852