The re-competition for the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just announced the awardees. Research Institute of Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University, in collaboration with HIV-NAT, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University were awarded again for the Thailand HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Unit (THAI CTU). There is no other Unit like this in Thailand and in Asia! Globally, only 35 research units were selected. Twenty five units are from the United States, and 10 are located outside of the United States. These units are from 5 countries around the world: Peru, South Africa, Haiti, Brazil and Thailand. This Unit will conduct research in collaboration with three international networks: AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT) and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). The goal of the Unit is to prevent and treat HIV infections, tuberculosis, hepatitis and other pandemics which will benefit the public health at the national, regional and global levels.