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Eastern Virginia Medical School Lands Big Award for AIDS Research

December 5, 2013

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An article in Pilot Online reported that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded $80 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School's (EVMS) CONRAD program for investigating products to prevent HIV/AIDS in developing countries. USAID will distribute the funds throughout the next five years. In 2008, USAID awarded EVMS $100 million for the same research CONRAD (a reproductive health research organization) is performing.

According to Dr. Gustavo Doncel, scientific and executive director of CONRAD, the funds will support three projects. One of these projects is continued research on a preventive topical gel or

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