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Above: A photo collage of a few of the people who make up the ATN. Photos were taken at in-person full meetings from previous years. The ATN is hosting its second virtual full meeting in October 2020.
Coming up next week:
The 2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting
The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 1pm - 4:30pm EDT and Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm EDT. See a draft agenda and how to join the meeting on Zoom, along with other details here.
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Watch a Video Message about the Fall Meeting
Watch a short video message (click the play button below) from members of the ATN meeting planning committee with their thoughts about what they are looking forward to at the virtual event. Click play below, or you can watch the video and see a text transcript here.
Take the Time to Get to Know Me:
Modern Day Methods for Engaging and Retaining Youth
At the AIDS 2020 (virtual) Conference, Daniel Rodriguez and Ron Smalls, members of the ATN-YEAH (ATN Youth Experts and Advocates for Health) presented this on-demand session. Click play to watch the session below, and see a text transcript here.
Text transcript of this video can be found here.
See the list of other presentations and on-demand videos from ATN at AIDS 2020.
News and Publications
The National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research for financial years 2021-2025, prepared by the Office of AIDS Research, is available. Access the report here. You can also read a blog post from Maureen Goodenow, PhD, Director of the Office of AIDS Research, about the report.
Announced October 7, read about the "Talking is Power Campaign" which supports parents in educating Native American youth about HIV. See the details here.
HHS Awards $2.24 Billion in Grants to Help Americans Access HIV/AIDS Care, Support Services, and Medication - read the news release here on HIV.gov.
Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports included the following items: 9/25/2020: Trends in Diagnosis of HIV Infection, Linkage to Medical Care, and Viral Suppression Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, by Race/Ethnicity and Age — 33 Jurisdictions, United States, 2014–2018 and 10/9/2020: Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among HIV-Positive Hispanic and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men —United States, 2015–2019
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) 2019 Results are available now from the Centers for Disease Control. See the details here.
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced that its protocol 083-01 is now underway - the first collaboration between the HPTN and the ATN. Read more on the HPTN website.
Submit Your Comments about ATN by 10/30/20 - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has published a Request for Information (RFI): Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Your valuable feedback is needed to inform the adolescent HIV research agenda. Consider sharing this RFI with people in your communities.
Published in AIDS and Behavior, published September 2020: Sex in the Time of COVID‑19: Results of an Online Survey of Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men’s Experience of Sex and HIV Prevention During the US COVID‑19 Epidemic
Conferences and Events
Trying to keep track of what conferences have gone virtual, rescheduled, canceled? Maybe this list into 2021 can help. Research meetings and conferences, for HIV prevention and care, youth-centered health, and major events for public health research.
Featured event: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) Meeting - October 2020 to be held via webcast, Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:30pm EDT.
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Featured funding-related listings:
The National Institutes of Health released a RFA, CFAR Adelante, for mentorship for new HIV/AIDS investigators to meet the needs of Hispanic/Latino communities. The program is funded by NIH/NIMHD, and it is administered by two Centers for AIDS Research: DC CFAR and Emory University CFAR. Concept proposals are due January 11, 2021. Visit the CFAR Adelante website. See the program fact sheet for an overview (PDF). The full RFA is here (PDF).