Updated Aug 31, 2019CLOSED

Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Offered by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) seeks to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in LMICs.
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GrantType
CLOSEDNov 12, 2019Deadline
Up to $275,000Amount
24Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
CountryN/A
Focus AreasHIV/AIDS (Health)

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support interventionresearch on a) novel stigma reduction strategies that link to increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission, b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health, c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or more comorbidities/coinfections, d) reducing the effects of stigma on, and/or by, family members or caregivers of PLWH and e) development ofinnovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of implementation of a stigma-reduction intervention. The overall goals are to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals and communities, and to conduct exploratory studies to determine the feasibility of stigma-reduction interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment and/or care in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Eligible Organizations

Higher Education Institutions

Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions):

-Non-domestic entities are restricted to higher education and/or research institutions and other non-profit organizations in LMICs, which are defined by The World Bank as low-, lower-middle-, or upper-middle-income economies - http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups . Hong Kong-based institutions are not eligible as applicant or primary LMIC -partner institutions. If Hong Kong is included, a second institution in mainland China must be involved as the primary collaborating LMIC institution.

-Non-U.S. High Income Country Institutions are not eligible as the primary partner for a LMIC Institution, but may be included as consultants, especially if they present special opportunities for the proposed research. LMIC-U.S. or LMIC-LMIC partnerships between institutions are eligible.


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general-forms-e.pdf
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