UNC Hosts World AIDS Day Event, CFAR Symposium

Friday December 6, the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and Center for AIDS Research will host event special event at the Bioinformatics Building. Elsevier Press recently reviewed the impact of institutions in HIV research worldwide, and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked fourth.

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will host an event Friday December 6 to commemorate World AIDS Day.

The event will be held from 8 am to noon in 1131 Bioinformatics Building. It will feature several experts who will speak on various topics related to HIV prevention and a new effort to end the HIV epidemic in the Carolinas.

For further details and to register, check out the event listing on the UNC CFAR website.

In June 2019, Health officials and leading researchers in North Carolina and South Carolina created a new collaborative effort to end the HIV epidemic in both states. Carolinas United to End HIV (CUE-HIV) is a partnership between the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Mecklenburg County Health Department, the University of South Carolina (Columbia), the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and UNC CFAR.

UNC faculty have made many contributions, including demonstration of the importance of treatment of HIV as prevention, optimizing treatment regime and now increasingly focusing on the cure for HIV. Last month, Elsevier Press reviewed the research impact of universities and institutions in HIV research worldwide and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked number four.

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