"Go with Coco" is here!

Our new Go with Coco coloring pages are here! Available in both English and Spanish, you can download these resources for 5-, 7-, and 9-year-olds in SMARTT. 

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SMARTT Enrollment Update

SMARTT Enrollment Update

The SMARTT study has enrolled 5,000 children - thank you to all of our participants for helping to broaden our understanding of perinatal HIV exposure and supporting families affected by HIV!

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The PHACS Network:

The PHACS Network: "Through Your Eyes" Video is Live!

Click to watch a short video featuring some of the amazing people who make up our network, and who work every day to further our research and mission.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to conduct impactful­­ science with integrity and rigor that improves care for and promotes health equity among children, young adults, women, and families affected by HIV. We commit to promoting social and racial justice in our network and through our research.

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Our Research

Our Research

Children born with HIV or born exposed to HIV face unique challenges during childhood and as they reach adolescence and young adulthood. Our research focuses on ensuring that ART is the best it can be and that those who receive the treatment remain healthy. 

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Notice of Funding Opportunity PS-24-042: A Bridge to Adherence: Long-Acting Antiretroviral Therapy for People with HIV Released from Prison

The purpose of this NOFO is to support research on long-acting injectable (LAI) antiretroviral therapy (ART) by implementing and evaluating LAI-ART use among people soon to be released from prisons to the community and the effects of such use on the achievement and maintenance of HIV care continuum metrics. Recipients of this NOFO will conduct qualitative and quantitative research resulting in data describing real-world LAI-ART use in an era of multiple HIV treatment modalities.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement PS24-063: Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI): Epidemiologic, Behavioral, and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support promising epidemiologic, behavioral, and implementation science research addressing the drivers of health inequities in racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV while strengthening the capacity for conducting such research among underrepresented investigators working in these communities. The NOFO supports CDC's goals to promote health and reduce disease and disability by funding research that has the potential to result in high public health impact.

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Events & Announcements

Sonia Lee Receives HHS Secretary's Commendation

Sonia Lee, Ph.D., chief of the Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch (MPIDB) in DER, received an HHS Secretary’s Commendation for exceptional service and leadership during the public health emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations, Dr. Lee! 

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FALL 2023

The PHACS Fall Forum 2023 for the full network will be held on November 1, 2023 via Zoom. The Fall 2023 Leadership Retreat working sessions for a smaller group will be held via Zoom on November 14 and 15, 2023.


The Spring 2024 Network Meeting will be held from June 4-5, 2024 at the Hilton Rockville.



With your Frontier Science (FSTRF) login, you can view the membership of these groups on FSTRF's website:


  1. Log into FSTRF Portal (https://www.frontierscience.org)
  2. Under Site Support > “Email Address Lookup”
  3. Key in the list serv (ie. “phacs.slc”) in the search bar
  4. Under “Key to Find”, click on “Members” which will tabulate the membership of the group