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Office on AIDS (OA)


(1) Plans, directs, coordinates, and supports biomedical and behavioral research designed to develop a better understanding of the biological and behavioral causes of HIV (AIDS virus) infection and more effective mechanisms for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of AIDS; (2) analyzes and evaluates National needs and research opportunities to identify areas warranting either increased or decreased program emphasis; and (3) consults and cooperates with voluntary and professional health organizations, as well as other NIH components and Federal agencies, to identify and meet AIDS-related needs.


Dianne M. Rausch, Ph.D.
Director, Office on AIDS (OA)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6105, MSC 9615 Bethesda, MD 20892-9619

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