Clinical Care Response Team Introduction of Antiretroviral Therapy in Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Sites
Location(s): Kenya; Uganda; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Ivory Coast
In 2004, the UCSF Positive Health Program (PHP) at San Francisco General Hospital created an international training arm called ASPIRE: AIDS Services, Prevention, Intervention, Research, and Education. The ASPIRE team worked to build capacity at AIDS-focused organizations in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. They partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to boost the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for children and adults in the region.
Dr. Diane Havlir, UCSF Professor of Medicine, was the director of ASPIRE and of PHP overall, and has transitioned those activities to the UCSF Division of HIV/AIDS.