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Northwestern Receives $17 Million Grant for HIV Prevention Research

Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a 5-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for an interdisciplinary project that aims to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection for up to a year at a time. The Sustained Long-Acting Protection Against HIV (SLAP [...]

New Partnership Unites All Fields of HIV Research

A new five-year, $6.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help investigators from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and others across the city of Chicago work together to slow and stop HIV. The funding, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), supports the creation of the Third [...]

Few Teenage Gay Men Get Tested For HIV

Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, reports a new national Northwestern Medicine study conducted in partnership with the Center for Innovative Public Health Research. The greatest barriers to [...]