$5,000. In September 2001 Because the first awards, 33 grants have already been designed to experts in Asia, Africa, Eastern European countries and Central and South America. More information on the CIPRA system is at In many countries with high rates of HIV/AIDS, the baseline clinical data and study infrastructure needed to characterize the epidemic lack accurately, noted NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. CIPRA tackles this nagging problem by providing support, including training, tailored to the specific requirements of the recipient nation. We hope that research conducted beneath the auspices of CIPRA will type a foundation for successful clinical trials of remedies and vaccines needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, he said.. $10.4 million to supply support for HIV/Helps analysis in Peru, Thailand, Russia and Cambodia HHS Secretary Tommy G.‘Secondhand smoke is one of the major public health issues still unsolved,’ said lead researcher Dr. Koji Kawakami, chairman of pharmacoepidemiology and scientific research administration at Kyoto University. Exposure to secondhand smoke cigarettes is widespread, affecting four out of 10 children around the world, he said. ‘In our study, more than half of children had family who smoked, & most smokers were their fathers,’ Kawakami said. He emphasized that study only shows a link between contact with secondhand smoke cigarettes and cavities, however, not that smoking publicity causes tooth decay. Even so, the findings support increased efforts to reduce secondhand smoke, he said. ‘For example, education on the damage of secondhand smoke cigarettes would increase if dentists become aware of the cavities risk because of secondhand smoke along with tobacco smoking of their sufferers,’ Kawakami said.