AIRN is a network of over 250 individuals and organizations working in the areas of Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV/AIDS and related sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in the Atlantic region. AIRN’s regional membership includes members from community-based and AIDS Service Organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS or HCV, front-line service providers, academic researchers, federal and provincial policy makers, and national partner organizations.
AIRN is an active member and partner of the national CIHR Centre for Research Evidence into Action for Community Health (REACH) in HIV/AIDS and the CIHR Community-Based Research Collaborative: A Program of REACH. REACH was originally established in 2009 by an initiative of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to respond to the critical need for more broadly conceptualized, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research in HIV/AIDS. AIRN has had a formal partnership agreement with REACH since 2011. This partnership includes the funding of AIRN’s staff position to the end of 2016.