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Capacity development for HIV and mental health research in Asia (CHIMERA)

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Capacity development for HIV and mental health research in Asia (CHIMERA)

Principal Institution

Foundation for AIDS Research

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Sohn, Annette H; Wainberg, Milton L

Project Contact Information

Email: annette.sohn@treatasia.org

Year(s) Awarded



Thailand; Cambodia; Malaysia; Philippines


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ministry of Health
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
University of Malaya Medical Centre
National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDS (NCHADS)
The Red Cross AIDS Research Centre

NIH Partners


Project Description

Although mental illness compromises HIV treatment adherence and retention in care, public health programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region do not link HIV and mental health prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services, which exacerbates the burdens of these dual epidemics. Our research training program integrates HIV, mental health, and implementation science to build a team of researchers in Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand who can design and study interventions to address HIV-associated mental illness. The training program will be nested within an existing HIV research network (IeDEA Asia-Pacific), and will bridge the gaps between HIV and mental health in order to guide health policy and improve the quality of clinical care.

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