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 Joint Fellowship Program
Encouraging HIV and Drug Abuse Research
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AIDS Ribbon display outside conference center at the AIDS 2006 Conference in Toronto, Canada

Drug use and HIV vulnerability remain issues of great concern for many countries.  Epidemiological studies indicate that more than 60 percent of newly registered HIV cases in  certain geographic areas are due to injection drug use. In several Asian countries, injecting drug users represent the largest group of those who are HIV-positive. In addition, non-injection drug use plays an important role in the spread of HIV. Use of other non-injection drugs has repeatedly been reported in many cases where sexual transmission of HIV has occurred.

To foster multinational research on HIV and drug abuse and advance the scientific understanding on HIV and drug abuse, the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have established a research fellowship program that consists of two awards:

Young Investigator Awardees standing outside the conference center at the AIDS 2004 Conference in Bangkok, Thailand


Post-doctoral Fellowship for a junior scientist will support 18 months of training at a leading research institute. To learn more or apply, click here.


Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-46, Chandigarh, India, hold up a red ribbon banner to promote AIDS Professional Development Fellowship for a well-established  HIV scientist not currently active in the field of HIV-related drug abuse research will support 8 months of professional development in HIV and drug abuse. To learn more or apply, click here