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.
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 will be virtual. Dates: October 27-28, 2020. Full details including how to register and an agenda will be announced towards the end of summer 2020.
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.
General Funding Announcements
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)
June 12, 2020: Four New Funding Opportunities, Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADX) Related to COVID-19 Testing.
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."
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)
"Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding" from the National Institutes of Health
"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
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.
COVID-19 and HIV: Calls for Papers
Now expired: Abstracts were due by July 15, 2020. Journal of Homosexuality - Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ+ Health and Well-Being