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Adolescent and Young Adult HIV Research Program


This program supports research to advance the understanding of how best to prevent the acquisition of HIV among adolescents and young adults. The program also supports research to improve the health outcomes of adolescents and young adults who are 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 adolescents and young adults is strongly encouraged.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Support HIV prevention and care research focused on those who are placed at most risk (e.g. young men who have sex with men, young transgender individuals, adolescent girls and young women).
  • Foster multi-level and combination biobehavioral HIV research efforts targeting adolescents and young adults.
  • 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 adolescents and young adults.
  • Develop and implement interventions that harness the widespread use of mobile technologies in reaching and engaging adolescents and young adults.

Studies of adolescents and young adults that are living with HIV that emphasize improving health 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