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UNC Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit

September 1, 2016

The Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to conducting and developing research of HIV infection and providing access to promising clinical protocols to persons living with and without HIV. Click the link to see a map of where the UNC Clinical Trials Unit … Read more

2BeatHIV Educates Public About HIV

August 31, 2016

Our understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has come a long way since it was first named in 1986. Yet little of this new information about the virus, which still infects 50,000 new people each year in the United States, seems to have made its way into the general public. A research project out of UNC called 2BeatHIV is … Read more

UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women

August 19, 2016

UNC School of Medicine’s Anne Lyerly is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each year. With a $3 million NIH grant, Dr. Lyerly is leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women. Lyerly, associate … Read more

Healing with CAARE, Inc. Hosts Leadership Awards Gala

April 11, 2016

On Friday December 4, 2015, Healing with CAARE, Inc. hosted its inaugural Jeanne Hopkins Lucas Education and Wellness Center Leadership Awards Gala. The Gala was planned to celebrate CAARE’s 20th Year of Service in Healthcare Innovation for Durham, NC and surrounding, while recognizing and honoring outstanding community leaders and volunteers who have provided valuable services … Read more

Christopher Hurt Discusses PrEP and Barriers to Care

January 22, 2016

In a recent interview, Dr. Christopher Hurt discussed three studies (HPTN067, the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project and ATN110) that demonstrate the feasibility of wide-scale implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis in the United States. Listen to the interview here.

Early HIV Treatment Can Prevent Transmission to Uninfected Partners

August 3, 2015

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides consistent protection against the sexual transmission of the HIV virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners. These findings were announced on Monday, July 20 by researcher Dr. Myron Cohen at the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention in Vancouver, Canada. Cohen, … Read more

HPTN 068 Shows No Decrease in HIV for Girls Paid to Attend School

August 3, 2015

From the International AIDS Society meeting in Vancouver: CFAR Dr. Audrey Pettifor’s HPTN 068 trial did not show a decrease in the number of high school-aged girls in South Africa’s rural Mpumalanga area contracting HIV despite the girls being given cash transfers. “Cash transfers play a key role in social protection in many settings‚ including … Read more

Dr. David Margolis featured on NPR’s The State of Things

August 3, 2015

CFAR Investigator Dr. David Margolis has been featured on NPR’s The State of Things talking about how studies led by UNC investigators continue to make progress in HIV prevention, treatment and eradication research. He also discusses in layman’s terms all of the HIV news to come out of the International AIDS Society (IAS) meeting in … Read more

HIV cure research Q & A with Dr. Tucker and Dr. Rennie

April 9, 2015

CFAR Investigators Dr. Joseph Tucker and Dr. Stuart Rennie are experts in the field of HIV research. As a part of their searcHIV project, a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection, they have created a Q & A page to answer questions about HIV cure. The goal … Read more

Dr. Margolis Featured in New Yorker Article on HIV Cure

January 14, 2015

The New Yorker recently featured the research of UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, in this article about the search for a cure to HIV infection. Margolis, a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and microbiology and immunology, serves as director of the School of Medicine’s Program in Translational Clinical Research. Dr. Margolis currently leads … Read more

UNC CFAR Investigators Featured at CROI 2015

December 10, 2014

Five abstracts from UNC CFAR have been accepted for presentation at the poster session at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2015, each of which were supported by the UNC CFAR’s Biostatistics Core. This annual collaborative science conference brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest … Read more

Celebrating Survival: Living with HIV

December 3, 2014

On September 12, 2014, the Infectious Diseases Clinic at UNC Hospitals hosted a first-of-its-kind celebration gala to pay tribute to those who have been living with HIV infection for more than 20 years. Read more…