Trauma Drives HIV Epidemic in American Women

Physical violence, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood and adult trauma are major factors fueling the epidemic of HIV/AIDS among American women. Two new studies demonstrate how trauma among women plays a role in the epidemic, which may help frame the discussion so that clinicians can take trauma into account when working with patients. Read more

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History of HIV at UCSF and Beyond

UCSF has helped change the course of HIV/AIDS, which last year marked three decades since the arrival of the deadly disease. This timeline covers the highlights at UCSF, in the nation and around the world from 1981 to 2012.


  • UCSF names Paul Volberding, MD, director of the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF and the director of research for the UCSF Global Health Sciences program on February 13.
  • President Barack Obama appoints UCSF's Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy on March 14.
  • UCSF faculty to present findings at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, in July.
    See entire timeline of AIDS epidemic