CFAR represented at World AIDS Day Events Around the Triangle

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

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

2017 Campus-Wide Course on HIV/AIDS at UNC

For over 20 years, the UNC CFAR has collaborated with experts around the country to offer a dynamic interdisciplinary course on HIV/AIDS. Clinical, community, and research leaders offer guest lectures to give students a conceptual understanding of the clinical manifestations & the social, legal, political, & ethical issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. Registration is now open for this year’s… Read More

Steve Bradley-Bull Offers Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Charlotte AHEC

On November 3rd and 4th, Steve Bradley-Bull offered an introductory workshop titled, Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Person-Centered Approach to Achieve Healthier Outcomes for the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC). There were over 20 participants from across the state representing a variety of health care professions. The focus of the workshop was on learning some… Read More

Margolis & Mathews highlight HIV cure research in new podcast

Ron Falk, MD, interviewed David Margolis, MD, and Allison Mathews, PhD, in this Chair’s Corner episode about HIV cure research and the efforts of the 2BeatHIV project to connect with the community. Topics in the podcast include: Myths about HIV cure HIV cure – and the message to the community HIV testing & community engagement… Read More

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

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

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

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