UNC to partner in new global HIV/AIDS project

Supporting Operational AIDS Research (SOAR) is a global research project to determine how best to address challenges and gaps that remain in the delivery of HIV and AIDS care and support, treatment, and prevention services.

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is one of the partners in Supporting Operational AIDS Research (SOAR), a new global research project to determine how best to address challenges and gaps that remain in the delivery of HIV and AIDS care and support, treatment, and prevention services.

The project is led by the Population Council, which announced on Sept. 19 it had been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for SOAR. Other partners in SOAR include the Johns Hopkins University, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Futures Group, and Futures Institute.

The SOAR partnership aims to produce a large, multi-faceted body of high-quality evidence to guide the planning and implementation of programs and policies for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.