AIDS and Cancer Virus Program

Researchers from the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) work to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related tumors, including cancer causing viruses such as KSHV, through basic and applied research.


ACVP consists of five independent but highly interactive research sections headed by principal investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models, to international viral epidemiology.

Research Support Cores

ACVP also includes Research Support Core Groups (Cores) that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH, and to extramural investigators.

Detecting clues and deploying codes


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Phone:301-846-1408 Fax:301-846-5588
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Check out recent ACVP publications to see what we've been working on.

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Dr. Jeffrey Lifson Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Published: 3/14/2019

As a deadly mystery disease with an unknown etiology caused worldwide panic in the earl

Fennessey and Colleagues Take a Prize in the Technical Publications Competition

Published: 8/13/2018

Christine Fennessey, Ph.D., scientist I and manager of the Viral Evolution Core, AIDS a

Study Provides Insight into Establishment of Persistent AIDS Virus Infection

Published: 8/7/2018

A new study led by investigators from the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Rese

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