The National Institutes of Health offers a variety of funding opportunities for the study of pediatric AIDS. AIDS in children differs from the disease in adults in its means of transmission, symptoms, and care, and therefore requires separate studies. Areas of special interest include AIDS-related developmental and behavioral disorders, early infection of the nervous system, accurate methods for assessing psychological or neurological damage in children, therapies especially suited for use with children, and mental health services for infected children and their families. Applicants for individual research project grants in pediatric AIDS may request support for up to five years. As in other AIDS programs, an expedited application and review process is in effect for study proposals on pediatric AIDS; applications received by September 1 may receive funding as early as February. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact the Division of Research Grants, NIH, Westwood...

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