Notice Number: NOT-HD-07-020
Release Date: September 5, 2007
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (http://www.nichd.nih.gov)
In January 2007, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) entitled Nutrition and Prevention, Care, and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (R01). The NICHD plans to reissue this RFA in the fall of 2007, seeking research grant applications from domestic or foreign institutions to examine the impact of food and nutrition on prevention, care and treatment of HIV-infected and -affected women infants, and children. The goal of this program is to further understanding of the relationship between nutrition and HIV infection. Until now, most of the research on the nutrition and HIV relationship has been focused on the impact of the disease on metabolism and, in particular, the AIDS wasting syndrome. Little attention has been paid to the potential role of nutrition in relation to the infectivity of the virus, transmission of the virus, HIV pathogenesis and disease progression, resistance to opportunistic infections, or the efficacy of available interventions. The planned RFA is intended to stimulate and strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to a complex, under-researched area and to form a basis for future research and clinical care in the U.S. and globally.
Direct inquiries regarding this Notice to:
Daniel J. Raiten, Ph.D.
Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2A01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: (301) 435-7568
Fax: (301) 435-0009
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