Helping clinicians and scientists to share research and new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and one day cure HIV/AIDS.
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Creating A Future Without HIV/AIDS

The HIV Institute (formerly the AIDS Research Institute) was established in 1996 by the Regents of the University of California to coordinate UC San Diego’s diverse HIV/AIDS activities and programs as well as to train the next generation of scientists and clinicians. The HIV Institute's mission is to foster interdisciplinary discovery and innovation to galvanize our programs’ and members’ efforts to end HIV and create an AIDS-free generation. Serving as the regional nexus for scientists and clinicians to share research and new approaches, the Institute partners with the San Diego community to prevent, diagnose, treat, and one day cure HIV.


The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Cultivate the next generation of leading researchers and care providers;
  • Nurture cutting-edge, collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific research and academic exchange that will contribute to new treatment methods leading to a cure;
  • Champion UC San Diego’s leading HIV programs;
  • Foster investigators to improve prevention efforts locally, nationally and abroad;
  • Provide state-of-the-art clinical and educational resources and training to our San Diego community as well as our national and international partners; and
  • Raise vital funding to support the unmet needs of critical research, clinical care and training for our members and programs.