May 2021 - Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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Thank you for joining us at the 2021 Spring ATN Virtual Meeting.

Please be sure to save the dates for the Fall 2021 Meeting, October 5-6.

Spring Meeting Recap and Resources

The full meeting was held April 28-29, 2021. See an event recap, feedback from attendees, and resources shared during the event here.


"Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms, Neurocognitive Function, and Viral Suppression With Antiretroviral Therapy Among Youth With HIV Over 36 months" was published in JAIDS in its June 2021 issue and uses data from ATN studies.

"HIV-Related Stigma Research as a Priority at the National Institutes of Health" was published in AIDS and Behavior, April 2021. This article is a snapshot of HIV stigma research at NIH, a brief chronology of the research, and a breakdown of activities within specific NIH institutes, centers, and offices with HIV stigma as a research priority.

HIV Observance Days

June 5, 2021 marks 40 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first official report of what would later be known as AIDS, in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). HIV.gov compiled multiple resources in observance of this 40-year mark. View the resources here.

June 5 is observed annually as HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Harold Phillips, Chief Operating Officer for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S., will host a webinar event, "Live with Leadership - A Community Dialogue: June 5th & Long-Term Survivors," at 2pm ET, with Gina Brown, Community Engagement Manager, Southern AIDS Coalition; Jesse Milan, President and CEO, AIDS United; and Arianna Lint, Executive Director, Arianna's Center.

"Knowing" - #HIVTESTINGDAY, from HIV.gov

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

See campaign resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for National HIV Testing Day here.  View and share a video message from ATN Youth Experts and Advocates for Health (ATN-YEAH) members on HIV testing - full text transcript available at this link.


The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US Initiative's Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar took place on April 8, 2021 and is available as a recording. Among the presenters are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health and Advocates for Youth.

Read two posts from Maureen M. Goodenow, PhD, Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director, Office of AIDS Research (OAR), National Institutes of Health, on recent HIV-focused awareness days observed in the US. "OAR Recognizes National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day," and "Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Transgender HIV Testing." National Asian & Pacific Islander AIDS Awareness Day is May 19, and National Transgender HIV Testing Day is April 18.

The NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) sponsored a supplement issue, "Structural Racism and Discrimination: Impact on Minority Health and Health Disparities," published in the journal Ethnicity and Disease this month. See the announcement on the NIMHD website, or access the supplement directly.

See the new publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2019," which includes data focused on adolescents and youth adults.

Conferences and Events

Trying to keep track of what conferences have moved to a virtual format, rescheduled, canceled? Maybe this list can help: Research meetings and conferences, for HIV prevention and care, youth-centered health, and major events for public health research.

Featured Events:

The program for the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science is now available here.  The event will be held July 18-21, 2021 virtually. Registration closes on May 31, 2021. 

Adherence 2021 will be held November 7-9, 2021. Note that the dates of the conference have changed. Abstracts are due by July 9, 2021.

About Your ATN Presentations / Abstracts ...

Are you part of the ATN and presenting at an upcoming event, or have recently had an abstract accepted to a conference? Please email atnhelp@unc.edu to let us know.

Funding Opportunities

The list of selected funding opportunities is here.

Featured funding opportunity this month:

NIH Announces 3 New Funding Opportunities for Research to Help End the HIV Epidemic in EHE Jurisdictions and with Local Partners

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