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March 18, 2020 - Update on ATN Funding and Activities in Response to COVID-19

This article 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 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.

 

Funding-related Updates

General Funding Announcements 

June 12, 2020: Four New Funding Opportunities, Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADX) Related to COVID-19 Testing.

For more details 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."

May 29, 2020: Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for the RADx-UP Initiatives 

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

ATN Request for Proposals (RFP): Research Aimed at Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (Updated March 16, 2020)

When delays occur because the applicant and/or their local partners are officially closed or unable to secure partnership memoranda of understanding/agreements due to the effects of COVID-19, the NIH ATN leadership will consider acceptance of late applications on a case-by-case basis. Applicants need not request advance permission to submit late due to this declared emergency. However, an e-mail, if possible, by March 23, 2020, notifying us of the late submission to ATNadmin@unc.edu would be appreciated. More about the ATN RFP.

 

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

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

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

 

Publications

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

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

AIDS and Behavior - Call for papers, 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"