“Despite the advancements in treatments over the last several years, HIV/AIDS is still a public health crisis in many regions in the world,” Steve Comber, Group President of Leidos Health, said in a statement. “We are proud to support NHRC, the Department of Defense and other Allied Nations in their efforts to develop education and prevention programs to mitigate the HIV epidemic and prevent the AIDS virus from spreading further.”
Specifically, Leidos will provide services in support of the Naval Health Research Center‘s (NHRC), Department of Defense (DoD), HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP). The program’s mission is to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among uniformed personnel around the world.
Areas of support will include assisting in the establishment of HIV/AIDS-specific policies for foreign military personnel; assisting in the adaption of prevention programs; training military personnel in selected foreign militaries to implement, maintain and evaluate HIV/AIDS prevention; treatment and clinical management programs; and assisting in the integration of U.S. government programs and those managed by allies and the United Nations.
The contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $14 million if the options are exercised.
WashingtonExec previously covered Leidos when Col. Tom Fergusson was inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.