The UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) strives to develop improved vaccines and improved therapies for HIV infection and associated diseases through the following activities:
- Basic research in the areas of molecular pathogenesis and immunopathogenesis.
- Utilization of insights from basic research to develop pre-clinical and clinical trials of therapies and vaccines.
- Furthering clinical research to address fundamental scientific and practical medical issues.
- Providing leadership and serving as a regional resource to coordinate, stimulate and cross-fertilize all of the above to foster synergism, economies of scale and novel and creative approaches.