1233462_10151581472031277_470289982_nOak Cliff-based AIDS Arms Inc. won a $2.1-million grant to work as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. The seven-year grant allows the nonprofit to continue to be a part of an international consortium of clinical research sites conducting clinical trials in HIV-infected adults.

“This award is critical to North Texans having access to current research in the field of HIV,” said AIDS Arms medical director, Dr. Gene Voskuhl.

Most of clinical research sites that are part of the the National Institutes of Health-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group are academic institutions. AIDS Arms is one of just three community-based organizations that received the grant and will work with Northwestern and Rush universities to conduct therapeutic research studies focusing on treatment strategies, rapid development of medicines and therapeutic approaches that improve quality of life for HIV and AIDS patients.