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Update on ATN Activities in Response to COVID-19

As of 6/1/2022, this is a legacy research website and is not actively curated. Please check back in the first quarter of 2023 when the new cycle of the ATN is launched.

Last updated 5/23/2022. This page will no longer be updated after June 1, 2022.


2022 Spring ATN Virtual Meeting

The meeting, held April 27-28, 2022, was fully virtual. See the announcement here.

2021 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting

The ATN's next full network meeting was held virtually held October 5-6, 2021. View the agenda and more details here. 

June 8, 2020 - Executive Committee Leadership Response to Current Events

A message from the ATN's Executive Committee chair and vice chair: "The protests and pandemics are testing and disrupting the status quo in ways that could create opportunities for real and lasting structural changes toward ending the HIV epidemic and the disparities rooted in racism and intergenerational trauma." Read the full statement here.

2021 Spring ATN Virtual Meeting

This meeting was held virtually. Dates: April 28-30, 2021. See the events page for more details.

2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting

This meeting was virtual. Dates: October 27-28, 2020. Click here for details.

2020 Spring ATN Virtual Meeting

With the priority to keep our ATN family safe, the ATN leadership canceled the in-person ATN Meeting scheduled for April 14-17, 2020. Instead, it was held virtually. See a video with highlights from the meeting here.

Guidance from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID-19, HIV and Health Guidance

"COVID-19: What people with HIV should know" on the CDC website 

PrEP During COVID-19 - Letter from the CDC, May 15, 2020

"Interim Guidance related to COVID-19 and Persons with HIV" Letter from the NIH Office of AIDS Research director, Dr. Maureen Goodenow 

Guidance for COVID-19 and People with HIV - The guidance was updated in late February and is posted on View the update here.

Guidance for Researchers

February 22, 2022: Guidance for COVID-19 and People with HIV, published on

January 2022: Extending Existing Guidance for Preparing Applications During COVID-19 

(COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

June 2021: Frequently Asked Questions, COVID-19 Related Research Recovery Resources (PDF). From the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), National Institutes of Health. Also see the page for HIV researchers from OAR.

March 16, 2020: Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19

March 10, 2020: General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19

"Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding" from the National Institutes of Health

Funding-related Updates 


NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 (Active). Multiple deadlines. 

Posted March 22, 2021: Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for the RADx-UP Initiative (Phase II)

For more details about the RADx program from NIH leadership, read "NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP." Also see a special report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 22, 2020, "Rapid Scaling Up of Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing in the United States -- The NIH RADx Initiative."

Funding Opportunities and Requests for Information

See all funding opportunities of relevance to the ATN research on adolescent HIV prevention and care and those related to COVID-19 on this page.


A behavioral economics perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine amid public mistrust. From the journal Translational Behavior Medicine, published April 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance among an Online Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Men and Transgender Women - from the journal Vaccines, published March 2021. 

Evaluating the impact of COVID-19: A cohort comparison study of drug use and risky sexual behavior among sexual minority men in the U.S.A., from the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, published November 2020.

Maximizing Digital Interventions for Youth in the Midst of Covid-19: Lessons from the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions - from the journal AIDS and Behavior, published August 2020.

Online recruitment of youth for mHealth studies - from the journal mHealth, accepted for publication June 2020.

Maximizing Digital Interventions for Youth in the Midst of Covid-19: Lessons from the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions - from AIDS and Behavior, published April 18, 2020.

Technology-driven methodologies to collect qualitative data among youth to inform HIV prevention and care interventions - from the journal mHealth.

COVID-19 and HIV: Calls for Papers / Conferences

Open Special Collections for the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) - Multiple calls for papers, including "COVID-19 and the Continuum of HIV Care and Prevention."

Public Health Reports journal, Call for Papers on COVID-19 and Public Health Practice (PDF). See the blog post about this announcement.

AIDS and Behavior - Call for papers, data-based original research on social and behavioral aspects of COVID-19 and HIV

Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) - Call for papers, HIV and COVID-19 (PDF)

Expired and archived:

Abstracts were due by July 15, 2020. Journal of Homosexuality - Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ+ Health and Well-Being and 

Deadline was September 15, 2020. JIAS Supplement: Global Mental Health and HIV Prevention and Care (PDF)

CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease Call for Papers: "Addressing Health Disparities and Improving Population Health in Diverse Communities and Settings" Deadline was December 31, 2020.