April 21, 2017

NIDA awards three researchers $2.5 million each for HIV/AIDS projects

This article originally appeared on Healio.

The NIH’s National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, awarded three researchers $2.5 million each to support new approaches for preventing and treating HIV/AIDS.

The winners of the 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research will receive $500,000 per year for 5 years, according to a news release. The awards are subject to the availability of funds, the NIH said.

“With nearly 37 million people living with HIV worldwide, it is essential that researchers continue to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies for those suffering from this devastating disease, including people with substance use disorders,” NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, MD, said in the release. “These scientists are pioneering exciting new approaches aimed at preventing and treating new cases of HIV and helping people at risk live longer, healthier lives.”

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