UAB awarded $11.5 million for HIV studies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced that they will receive a large sum for studies related to HIV.

The $11.5 million in awards will be used to find new ways to identify adolescents and young adults who are infected with HIV and find medical care for them.

The money comes from two different grants through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. One grant is for $4.67 million and the other is for $6.83 million. Both are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.