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

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

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

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

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

Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Care Professionals

A UNC/AHEC workshop in Charlotte, NC Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Health Care Professionals: A Person-Centered Approach to Achieve Healthier Outcomes November 3-4, 2016 9:00 am to 4:30 pm 5039 Airport Center Pkwy, Bldg K, Charlotte, NC Taught by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s MI expert, Steve Bradley-Bull, MEd, LPC, in collaboration with… Read More