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May 18, 2022 - ATN Cycle IV - A Look Back, 2016-2022

Watch this video in recognition of the work conducted by researchers and youth representatives during ATN cycle IV between 2016 - 2022. Note: some portions of this video were recorded in-person before the coronavirus pandemic. 

Click play below to watch the video, and see the text transcript below.

Text transcript

Aditya Gaur: So the ATN stands for the Adolescent Trials Network and it's focused on HIV prevention and treatment in the United States. And HIV, unfortunately still remains a major issue in adolescents and having a network that supports different sites, different disciplines, coming together, sharing ideas and working on a common purpose is so critical, too.

Dalisa Santiago: I think the ATN is important because the youth, the population that's getting infected the most with HIV 13 to 24. We're really targeting this population and meeting them where they're at.

Ron Smalls: The ATN as a network as a whole has many professionals and individuals that have come together to be able to share their experiences and their and their skills to be able to contribute to something that is greater than and bigger than that of themselves.

Dennis Flores: This is something that I find really inspiring. For me, it's important to be able to coordinate research that is meaningful to those youth.

Anderson Schlupp: I think bringing your real self to the table each time is really important and so, being transparent about the type of work that we're doing, sharing that we're really focused on empowerment and that folks that participate in our trials are more than just a number is really important to bring that to the table each time you're working with youth.

Henna Budhwani: I think the ATN brings together some of the most committed and brilliant researchers that are collaborating together to really end the epidemic in so far as possible, and, I've just been privileged and delighted to be part of this group.

Sonia Lee: And we know there's a lot of work that needs to be done for our youth who are affected by HIV and that that work doesn't stop.

Charnell Cromer: I think over the years, I've just discovered that just a theme that adolescents really just want to feel like that they matter to us.

On-screen text: In recognition of the work conducted by researchers and youth representatives during ATN cycle IV between 2016 - 2022

ATN is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U24HD089880.  

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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. Visit to learn more.

Music credit: Hand in Hand - Nicolai Heidlas