Collaboration and data sharing are critical to PHACS and will lead to better treatments not only for HIV/AIDS, but also for other infections and health conditions. Our protocols are structured to accommodate focused sub-studies, and we welcome collaboration with researchers from a range of fields and institutions. Many of our substudies have led to advancement in knowledge around best practices in pediatric HIV. For example, a collaboration between PHACS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led to the recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that HIV-infected youth be re-immunized for measles after receiving combination ART.
Typically, our substudies are identified by any of the following:
- The PHACS Scientific Leadership Group
- PHACS clinical sites
- NIH program scientists
- HIV clinical research networks supported by NICHD and the collaborators listed above
- Independent investigators conducting HIV-related research funded by NIH Institutes and Centers