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The UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is one of several Centers funded by the National Institutes of Health to further HIV/AIDS research in U.S. academic institutions.

The UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is becoming a regional resource in HIV/AIDS research and education. Established in 1994 by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the CFAR has served laboratory scientists, clinicians, and the public for nearly two decades.

We presently have nine service areas, or cores, that offer unique laboratory and clinical resources. We also offer five grants throughout the year and sponsor scientific seminars on various topics of HIV/AIDS and co-sponsor seminars on global health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS. Most of our seminars are open to the public, and some of our speakers allow us to post their slides for downloading.

Full CFAR membership is open to faculty members at UC San Diego and four other local research institutions. Community membership is available to staff at our institutions and to anyone with an interest in HIV/AIDS research. We have community members as far away as Nigeria and India. Please see our membership page for more information.

We invite you to explore our site, review our core facilities, our grant applications, our current and previous events, our news and newsletters. And, of course, we welcome your membership and support. If you have any questions, please contact us.

CFAR Highlights

From June 2006 - December 2014, CFAR Core facilities contributed to more than 640 published manuscripts and more than 185 conference abstracts.

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