Helping clinicians and scientists to share research and new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and one day cure HIV/AIDS.
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From the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, researchers and physicians at UC San Diego have been on the front lines, striving to understand and defeat a terrible foe.

In 1996, the AIDS Research Institute (ARI), an Organized Research Unit (ORU), was established by the Regents of the University of California to coordinate the diverse AIDS research and clinical activities of UC San Diego.

We facilitate three-way communication between researchers, clinicians, and our San Diego community with the ultimate goal of devising innovative and much needed approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure HIV/AIDS.

Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, when San Diego physicians were caring for patients rapidly dying of an unknown disease in what resembled battleground medicine, our physicians and researchers have been focused on the goals of first characterizing and then curing HIV infection, as well as preventing transmission to those not infected.

Our pursuit of these goals has led to ground-breaking, innovative and highly collaborative science involving investigators from multiple San Diego institutions.