Goal 2: To establish an educational component that incorporates in-reach and outreach awareness and prevention campaigns, drawing upon lessons learned and knowledge gained through on-going research activities to substantially reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations
Goal 3: To support and facilitate national and global advocacy campaigns that engage in and foster public analyses and fo rm ulation concerning those specific issues that bear upon the disproportionate impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic upon vulnerable populations
Goal 4: To strengthen the capacity of institutions of higher learning that serve vulnerable groups by building upon present assets to expand research capacities through the establishment of the:
. Bench-to-bedside research network that facilitates shared resources across preventive, clinical and biomedical research centers dedicated to championing the struggles of vulnerable populations in their fight against HIV/AIDS;
. GLOBAL-WORLD HIV/AIDS Socio-behavioral, Biomedical Info rm atics GRID (GHAASBIG) that will develop and manage operational templates for each of the three major Network platfo rm s - socio-cultural, educational, clinical, and biomedical - providing a coordinated clinical data management system for data collection, storage, exchange and analyses; and a
. Multi-center research program that facilitates the conduct of multi-center studies and encourages innovative approaches to the basic mechanisms of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV AIDS in vulnerable populations.