Early HIV Treatment Can Prevent Transmission to Uninfected Partners

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

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

New CUREiculum Created for Community Engagement and Education

Research into an HIV cure has come alive recently with the infusion of new funding and new relationships such the UNC-Chapel Hill-GSK partnership as that announced on May 11, 2015. This relationship will launch the formation of a new company, Qura, to develop and take a cure to persons living with HIV. Several heavily reported… Read More

Clinical Care in 2015: HIV, Hepatitis C & Vulnerable Populations

UNC CFAR hosted the annual HIV symposium for clinicians and non-clinicians, in conjunction with the The UNC – Chapel Hill School of Medicine, The Center for Infectious Diseases at UNC – Chapel Hill, North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center, Greensboro AHEC and The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC – Chapel Hill. This symposium provides health care… Read More

Dr. Myron Cohen featured in BBC series “The Truth about AIDS”

Dr. Myron Cohen, CFAR Investigator and Director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, is featured in the first installment of BBC Radio’s five-part series The Truth about AIDS. In this episode, Tony Fauci looks back at the scientific breakthroughs that have transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a disease that can now be… Read More

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

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

Welcome Dr. Kate MacQueen, new CFAR Developmental Core Director

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The UNC CFAR is delighted to welcome Dr. Kate MacQueen as the new CFAR Developmental Core Director. Kate is a Senior Scientist in the Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division of FHI 360. She joined FHI 360 in 2001 and before that worked at the CDC. Kate has appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor in the SOM… Read More

Dr. Margolis Featured in New Yorker Article on HIV Cure

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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