The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is at the forefront of the battle to protect U.S. troops from HIV and reduce its global impact. Since its inception in 1986, MHRP has emerged as a world leader in HIV diagnostics, threat assessment and epidemiology, and vaccine and functional cure research. With the persistent and destabilizing social, economic, and political impact of HIV/AIDS, high infection rates in many of the regions where military personnel are deployed, rising life-long treatment costs, and a sustained rate of new HIV infections in U.S. Service Members, MHRP’s HIV research and care mandates remain highly critical to military and civilian populations.
With an international network of research sites throughout Africa, Thailand, and Germany, the MHRP has achieved success through a combination of strong science, careful development of research sites, and partnerships with key research institutions in the U.S. and host countries. MHRP implements the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) prevention and treatment initiatives, building strong and trusting relationships within the communities where research is conducted. For more information visit MHRP's website.