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Alternative Medicine and HIV/AIDS: Request for Applications


AIDS Treatment News #229, August 18, 1995

Bastyr University's AIDS Research Center will award two to five grants, totaling $105,000, "for the investigation and evaluation of promising therapies currently in use for treating people with HIV or AIDS." Applicants should obtain a copy of the RFA (Request for Applications), send a letter of intent as soon as possible, and must submit their proposal by the deadline, Tuesday, October 3. Grants should be awarded on January 15, 1996.

The AIDS Research Center was established in October 1994 by a grant from the Office of Alternative Medicine of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Its mission is "(1) to describe forms and patterns of use of alternative medical therapies for the treatment of patients with HIV infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and (2) evaluate effectiveness of alternative therapies for the treatment of HIV/AIDS from five program areas of alternative medicine: nutrition, traditional and ethnomedicine, energetic therapies, pharmacological and biological therapies, and bioelectromagnetic medicine." For information or a copy of the RFA, contact Cherie Reeves, Project Coordinator, 206/517-3578.


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Information in this article was accurate in August 18, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.