AIDS Research Institute
Since the 1980’s, HIV/AIDS research at UC San Diego has been at the forefront of discoveries that shape treatment standards on a global scale. Ranked second only to Harvard as one of the highest impact institutions in HIV/AIDS research (Science 321:521, 2008), the UC San Diego AIDS Research Institute (ARI) and its affiliated programs are profoundly changing the study, treatment and prevention of HIV throughout the world.
In 1996, the ARI was established by the Regents of the University of California as an Organized Research Unit, to serve as an umbrella organization coordinating the diverse AIDS research, clinical and educational activities at UC San Diego.
The ARI is committed to fostering interdisciplinary discovery and innovation to galvanize our members’ efforts to end HIV and create an AIDS-free generation. A key strategy for accomplishing this is to raise vital funding to support the unmet needs of critical research, clinical care and training for our members and programs. Another strategy is to support the San Diego community by providing resources and relevant educational opportunities in a variety of areas related to HIV infection.
By coordinating and promoting scientific research and exchange within the academic community, as well as providing clinical resources and education to the community at large, our members strive to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS through cutting-edge research, innovative clinical trials, clinical care, and public education.