The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) was established in 2001 to examine the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults in the United States living with or at risk for HIV. The goal of ATN is to increase awareness of HIV status among youth and improve access to health care. ATN develops and conducts behavioral, community-based, translational, therapeutic, microbicide and vaccine trials among people ages 12 to 24 years.
ATN research is conducted through collaborations within the network and with researchers at other institutions. The network currently includes three research projects focusing on youth, adolescents and/or young adults at risk for or living with HIV:
- CARES – A comprehensive community-based project focused on optimizing HIV prevention and treatment.
- iTech – An innovative technology project that aims to impact the HIV epidemic by conducting interdisciplinary research with technology-based interventions.
- Scale it Up – A research program focused on improving self-management, including identification of effective interventions, assessment tools, and multi-site sharing of successful strategies.
ATN is primarily funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with supplemental funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Visit the ATN website for more information.
This page last reviewed on August 8, 2018