AIDS Research and Services at SFGH

Investigator: Diane Havlir, MD
Sponsor: East Bay Community Foundation

Location(s): United States


The UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital is an internationally recognized global leader in HIV clinical care, research and education.

As a "standard-setter" for HIV care, we pioneer medical and scientific advances that influence HIV medicine globally. Our comprehensive care and treatment model (Positive Heath Program) has been widely adopted around the world. We conduct a wide array of educational activities including fellowships for clinical and research (NIH T32) training. We are committed to the training of the next generation of HIV medicine leaders. Our research portfolio is one of the largest in the Department of Medicine encompassing translational, epidemiologic, clinical and outcomes research domestically and internationally. To address the growing need to expand and improve efficiency and effectiveness of universal HIV treatment, we recently established an Implementation Science Core.

From its beginning as a county clinic with a staff of five, the HIV/AIDS Division has grown to encompass a network of specialty clinics, multiple research and clinical trials, an HIV education program, an international research program in East Africa and a vibrant community forum for clinicians and researchers. Our faculty serves in highly visible and influential positions in the World Health Organization, International AIDS Society, and HIV Medical Association, and frequent speakers at scientific meetings around the world. Our program has a visible presence in the lay press and our faculty are frequent conveners at high level scientific events. UCSF has been ranked as the top AIDS program in the country by US News and World Report for several years.