AARG is a network of scholars, activists, and practitioners interested in research on HIV/AIDS. As a membership organization we provide a forum for anthropologists who are engaged in work around HIV/AIDS in all regions of the world to meet and communicate about their work.
AARG was established in 1987 and maintains a membership of roughly two hundred individuals. Although our focus is on anthropological approaches for understanding and addressing HIV/AIDS, one does not have to be an anthropologist to join. We are an interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA), which is a section within the American Anthropological Association (AAA).