The San Diego CFAR promotes scientific and clinical studies in HIV and fosters researchers using innovative strategies to advance our research priorities of preventing new infections, optimizing HIV care, and developing a cure while promoting health equity for people with and at risk 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.