Sexually Transmitted Infections Information for Researchers

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an important global health priority because of their devastating impact on women and infants and their inter-relationships with HIV/AIDS biologically and epidemiologically. The ultimate objective of NIAID-supported research is to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches to control STIs.

Funding Opportunities

NIAID is always accepting researcher-initiated applications. Connect with NIAID program officers about potential funding for STI research.

Program Officers

Program Officers for STIs can be found in the Enteric and Sexually Transmitted Infections Branch (ESTIB) of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). For information on HSV basic research, see DMID's Virology Branch (VB).

Search our funding opportunities for STI-related grants

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Researchers at NIAID

Much of the STI research ongoing at NIAID takes place in these laboratories:

Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Viral Diseases

Laboratory of Bacteriology

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology

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Resources for Researchers

You may request services if you are an investigator in academia, a not-for-profit organization, industry, or government in the United States or worldwide. You need not be a grantee of NIAID or another National Institutes of Health Institute or Center. Look to each resource for further eligibility information.

See a full list of resources for STI researchers


Past Meetings

Current Challenges in Evaluating Antimicrobials for Urogenital Gonorrhea
Experts Collaborate to Design Thorough and Effective Future Trials
February 5-6, 2019

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