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AIDS center at UAB getting grant for HIV research

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $7.5 million grant to help in the fight against HIV.

A news release said the money will go to UAB’s Center for AIDS Research. It comes as a renewed grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The statement said the center will use the grant to help fight the AIDS epidemic both in Alabama and the Southeast. Researchers will look at social, behavioral and medical factors that contribute to HIV exposure and transmission.

UAB’s office is one of 19 Centers for AIDS Research established nationwide by the National Institutes of Health. The UAB center is in its 31st year of research.

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