HIV Research Branch

Mission Statement

To serve DHP programs, partners, health care providers and the general public, by generating the data, evidence, and tools needed to apply the best science to HIV prevention and treatment efforts. The HIV Research Branch (HRB) is the principal scientific research unit within the Division of HIV Prevention. HRB conducts biomedical and behavioral epidemiologic, implementation and health services research and demonstration projects to develop, test and optimize the uptake of interventions to prevent HIV infection, improve the long-term outcomes and quality of life among people with HIV and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Funding Opportunities

This section provides information on funding opportunities led by the HIV Research Branch

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity PS22-2210: Mass Mailing of HIV Self-Tests to Persons Disproportionately Affected by HIV in the U.S.
    The purpose of this NOFO is optimize the recipient’s existing web-based ordering portal and distribution program to distribute at least 875,000 HIV self-tests to U.S. populations disproportionately affected by HIV. The NOFO will primarily maximize distribution of HIV self-tests to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, transgender women and Black cis-gender women via digital and traditional marketing strategies from CDC’s Together campaigns, predominately in EHE jurisdictions. The use of the program’s HIV self-tests and referrals to prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis and antiretroviral treatment will increase awareness of HIV infection, prevent new HIV infections, and improve overall health and well-being of program participants.
  • Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement PS22-2209: Transgender Status-Neutral Community-to-Clinic Models to End the HIV Epidemic (TRANSCEND)
    This NOFO will fund organizations to work in TG clinics and partner with TG CBOs to develop community-to-clinic models for integrated status-neutral HIV prevention and care services, gender-affirming services including hormone therapy, and primary health care. Navigation will also be used to link TG persons to services as needed for mental health and substance use disorder and other essential support services. These models will increase use of HIV prevention and treatment by TG persons to decrease HIV transmission and improve overall health and wellbeing.