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Update on ATN Activities in Response to COVID-19

Last updated 11/20/2020. This page will be kept updated as more information is available.

Activities

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.

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 Researchers

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 

RAD-X

Funding Opportunities, Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADX) Related to COVID-19 Testing. Multiple deadlines. Includes this opportunity posted August 6, 2020: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Predicting Viral-Associated Inflammatory Disease Severity in Children with Laboratory Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (PreVAIL kIds) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) 

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.
 

Publications

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

Public Health Reports journal, Call for Papers on COVID-19 and Public Health Practice (PDF). See the HIV.gov 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)

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

IAS COVID-19 Conference: Prevention. Abstracts for event are due Nov. 24, 2020. Will be held February 2, 2021. 
 

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)