Immunization & Infectious Diseases

The NIH supports a variety of research related to infectious disease prevention, including studies on immunization and vaccines, HIV/AIDS, diagnostics and screening, and global health.

Resources for Researchers

Explore databases and tools for infectious disease research.

HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information, as well as FDA-approved and investigational HIV/AIDS drugs. (English and Spanish)


Surveillance data on HIV infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB), which are available to everyone through an interactive mapping tool.


Interested in funding opportunities or planning to submit an application in infectious disease research? Use these tools to find what you need:

Training and Education

Learn about NIH programs to help you prepare for careers in infectious disease research.

Graduate Medical Education (GME): HIV and AIDS Malignancy Research

An advanced fellowship program for physicians who have completed specialty training in hematology and/or oncology and want to gain specialized training in clinical and translational research in HIV malignancies.

NIAID Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

3-year, accredited, clinical and research fellowship program open to candidates who have completed 3 years of residency training in the United States or Canada and are interested in pursuing academic careers in infectious diseases. 

National Prevention Information Network Training

Compilation of online training resources for prevention and public health professionals about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tuberculosis (TB), and viral hepatitis.

NIH Institutes/Centers and Federal Partner Activities

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the primary NIH component dedicated to infectious diseases and vaccine research. However, many NIH Institutes and Centers and federal agencies actively engage in and support research related to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and may be helpful starting points as you plan your research or if you’re exploring the latest work in a specific area.

We encourage you to use the links provided to find the most up-to-date information, including how to contact program officials who may be able to address your specific questions.