The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) research program aims to defeat the rising HIV epidemic among adolescents and young adults in the United States. ATN is led by investigators with innovative thinking and novel approaches to increase awareness of HIV status in youth and, for those diagnosed with HIV, increase access to health care.
The ATN welcomes ideas from the scientific community in the form of proposals for new studies which are consistent with the Network's mission and are not currently being planned or pursued elsewhere. The ATN also welcomes proposals from investigators who would like to use existing data and/or specimens collected during ATN studies to answer questions related to the HIV epidemic among US adolescents and young adults.
"I currently work as a Medical Case Manager at a local safe space where my duties are to provide medical linkage and support services to newly diagnosed HIV positive youth, 13-23 years old, while also working with HIV positive youth to maintain their health and medical adherence." Read more in this interview with JJ Jackson, ATN National Community Advisory Board member.
Data ‘harmonization’ is a way to make information collection standardized, by collecting it in the same ways so it can later be compared and analyzed. The ATN recently developed a set of data harmonization guidelines to promote collection of the same type of data across different studies within the Network.
"National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is on Thursday, February 7th. To some people, it’s just another day; to other people it’s a day of hope, that one day, everyone will understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on African American communities, especially youth." Read the full editorial by ATN-YEAH member Manny Segal.