The San Diego CFAR promotes scientific and clinical studies in HIV and fosters researchers using innovative strategies to optimize HIV care, remove health disparities, support vaccine development and find a cure for HIV.

The overall objective of the San Diego CFAR is to have a meaningful impact on HIV research by fostering our local HIV researchers using innovative and efficient strategies. We do so 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.