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Research Offers New Hope for HIV/AIDS Patients with Cancer

August 21, 2012 A proposed new treatment to help HIV/AIDS patients suffering from Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common form of cancer in people with HIV, is now one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a program that supports promising early-stage research.

Waiting in Line at the DMV? Get an HIV Test

July 27, 2012 Ever felt like you were wasting time at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)? Now you can accomplish key health screening by getting a rapid HIV test while you wait.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Receives Major Accolade

July 25, 2012 John Greenspan, BDS, PhD, considers himself naturally curious. When he started seeing a rare form of cancer of the lymphatoid system in young San Francisco men during the early 1980s, he was intrigued.

Warner Greene Authors HIV/AIDS Medicine Textbook for Developing World

July 23, 2012 Warner C. Greene, MD, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UCSFwho directs virology and immunology research at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has joined with other global AIDS experts to release a locally affordable version of the world’s leading AIDS medical textbook.

AIDS 2012 Conference Co-Chair Diane Havlir Talks About What it Takes to Turn Tide on Disease

July 20, 2012 Diane Havlir, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF and the chief of the UCSF Division of HIV/AIDS and Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), talks about the XIX international AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. and her role as co-chair.

San Francisco AIDS Walk Raises Money and Hope

July 18, 2012 The year 1982 was pivotal for Paul Volberding, MD. In the early days of the AIDS crisis, he was a talented research fellow who was getting ready to help launch San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center’s Ward 86, which would become the world’s first HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic. It opened its doors the following year.

UCSF Leaders Play Key Role in "DC Declaration" to End Global AIDS Epidemic

July 11, 2012 A declaration calling for global support to end the AIDS epidemic was announced on July 10 by the International AIDS Society, with key support from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

AIDS/HIV Briefing at UCSF Highlights International AIDS Conference Agenda

July 11, 2012 The first U.S. meeting of the International AIDS Conference in more than two decades will be held later this month in Washington, DC, and Bay Area reporters got a preview of what UCSF researchers will present when they convene at the nation's capitol.

HIV Research: A Long View on a Small Virus

July 11, 2012 On the eve of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., UCSF's Jay Levy paused recently to reflect on HIV — a disease that has defined a generation, continues to plague the world and may yet be vanquished.

AIDS Walk San Francisco Only Weeks Away

July 02, 2012 UCSF teams are working hard to achieve a collective fundraising goal of $55,000 in AIDS Walk San Francisco, which is on July 15.

Gladstone Director Named President of Association of American Physicians

May 01, 2012 Warner Greene, MD, PhD, a UCSF professor of medicine who directs virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes, has been inducted as president of the Association of American Physicians.

White House Names San Francisco HIV/AIDS Leader to National Post

March 14, 2012 President Barack Obama appointed UCSF AIDS expert Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

Paul Volberding Takes Leading Roles with UCSF's ARI, Global Health Sciences

February 17, 2012 Paul Volberding, MD, one of the world's leading experts on treatment for patients infected with HIV, the AIDS virus, became the new director of the AIDS Research Institute (ARI) at UCSF on Feb. 13.

The Coming Dearth of Doctors who Specialize in HIV/AIDS

December 02, 2011 As physicians working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS since its start 30 years ago near retirement, UCSF is looking to attract and train the next generation of doctors to specialize in HIV/AIDS medicine.

Low Level HIV in Bloodstream Not Linked With Inflammation or Death

November 07, 2011 Low level HIV viremia – the presence of HIV in the bloodstream at levels undetectable by standard tests – was not associated with increased blood markers of inflammation or coagulation, or with increased risk of death, in adults taking highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection, in a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.