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The New York University School of Medicine has a proud history that goes back to 1837 and includes initiation of and participation in many of the major events in American medicine through two centuries. NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in health care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Some of these topics include: reducing infant deaths; improving the health of women, men, and families; understanding reproductive health and fertility/infertility; learning about growth and development; examining, preventing and treating problems of birth defects, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities; and enhancing well-being of persons through the lifespan with optimal rehabilitation research.

HHS is responsible for coordinating HIV/AIDS related information across the Federal government. Content for this site provided by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States Government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. HHS is the managing sponsor of AIDS.gov.

The National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 50 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

The University's top sources of research funds include the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and Energy, NASA, the Department of Education, and a number of private, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Brown's faculty attracts support in the form of Fulbright scholarships and MacArthur, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNAIDS Secretariat works on the ground in more than 80 countries worldwide. Coherent action on AIDS by the UN system is coordinated in countries through the UN theme groups, and the joint programs on AIDS. --Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP,UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. --UNAIDS helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS – one that engages the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society.

An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Founded in 1852, Tufts University is recognized among the premier universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence. The Nutrition/Infection Unit, a division of the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, is engaged in research in nutrition and infectious diseases in the U.S. and around the world.

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $290 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

UCSF Medical Center is one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation and a leader in the medical innovations that have improved and saved lives. Explore ucsfhealth.org to learn more about their services and doctors.

The information on this website is a compilation of facts from over 40 expert sources in the field of medicine, as well as consultations with doctors, pediatricians, and pediatric infectious disease specialists.

"HIV/AIDS research is underway by many Federal agencies and their partners in laboratories and agencies throughout the nation. Research ranges from examining the basic biology of HIV to development of new and better therapies to treat HIV disease. Research is also underway to find a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) with HHS represents the largest public investment in AIDS research in the world." 

- AIDS.gov