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Dr. Myron Cohen Speaks on the Power of HIV Treatment as Prevention

February 7, 2017

CFAR Co-PI Dr. Myron Cohen was recently featured in an interview clip about HIV prevention research, produced by the NIH. He explained the importance of the landmark NIH-funded HPTN 052 study, which found that people living with HIV who are on treatment and durably virally suppressed have a negligible risk of transmitting HIV to a sexual … Read more

FHI 360 / CFAR Brown Bag Event

January 27, 2017

On October 14th, senior researchers from FHI 360 and the UNC CFAR gathered for a brown bag lunch event to explore ways that the two organizations can expand their collaborations and offer support to each other in their HIV research and clinical efforts. Kate MacQueen, Senior Scientist at FHI 360 and Core Director of the CFAR Developmental Core, … Read more

CFAR represented at World AIDS Day Events Around the Triangle

December 15, 2016

World AIDS Day, started in 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, increase awareness, combat stigma, and improve education. Each year, the UNC Center for AIDS Research and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases host a World AIDS Day Symposium featuring presentations by UNC faculty members, expert research and … Read more

Currin Named Certified Nurse of the Year

November 18, 2016

David Currin, RN, ACRN, CCRC, will also be honored as the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board’s 2016 Certified Nurse of the Year. “I was so surprised and excited when I received the letter that I would be receiving this year’s award,” says Currin, who serves as the Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and the Clinical Quality Program … Read more

Tar Heels go viral: UNC researchers featured on “This Week in Virology” podcast

September 23, 2016

Virologists with the UNC School of Medicine participated in last week’s on-campus recording of a popular virology podcast. With a listening audience of millions people around the world, Dr. Vincent R. Racaniello, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, drew quite a crowd last week when … Read more

Publication of HPTN 052 Final Results: HIV Treatment Offers Durable Prevention of HIV Transmission in Serodiscordant Couples

September 17, 2016

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced that the final results of the HPTN 052 study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This pivotal study demonstrated that antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides durable and reliable protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected … Read more

Updated NIAID CFAR Website

September 16, 2016

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has launched a new CFAR website! Click here to learn more about The Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program at the National Institutes of Health, which provides administrative and shared research support to synergistically enhance and coordinate high quality AIDS research projects. More updates and a project … Read more

Dr. Kevin Robertson honored for his work to understand the neurological effects of HIV

September 11, 2016

Kevin Robertson, PhD, is a professor of neurology and the director of the AIDS Neurological Center. He has led global research initiatives, and trained clinicians and researchers all over the world to establish research centers in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, India, Thailand, Peru, and Zimbabwe. This summer, Robertson was recognized for his role in training the next … Read more

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2016 Inter-CFAR Collaboration on HIV Research in Women Symposium

September 10, 2016

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Sunday, October 2, 2016 Conference: December 6 & 7, 2016 Birmingham, AB The CFAR Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women is soliciting abstracts for posters and oral presentations from investigators at CFAR-affiliated institutions in each of the below three areas: Vulnerable Populations Microbiome in HIV-Infected Women and its Impact on Health Outcomes … Read more

Dr. Eron Receives Red Ribbon Award

September 9, 2016

Dr. Joseph Eron is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC and the Director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core. The North Carolina Community AIDS Fund bestowed its outstanding achievement award to him this spring in recognition of “outstanding individual effort and personal sacrifice” for serving “in a variety of roles … Read more