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Scientists at UCSF and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda have developed an intervention that makes use of a portable laboratory testing technology to help HIV providers order, process, and receive HIV viral load results quickly, and shorten the time it takes for patients to get their results.
Individuals with HIV are more than twice as likely to die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) compared to the general population, and more likely to have hearts compromised by fibrosis, a factor that may play a role in increasing their susceptibility to SCD, according to new findings from a UCSF study.
In 1981, a mysterious illness began overwhelming the San Francisco community. Since those early days of the epidemic, UCSF has steadfastly been at the forefront of patient care, research and community partnerships in the battle against HIV and AIDS.
Over the past four decades, UCSF has led the way in its heroic response to the AIDS epidemic, both locally and globally. This timeline covers some of the highlights at UCSF, in the nation and around the world after a mysterious disease affecting gay men was first reported on June 5, 1981.
In 2020, as the world faces another new virus stoking fear and uncertainty, San Francisco may be uniquely up to the challenge. Strong ties between UCSF, local government agencies and community groups, forged in the fire of the AIDS epidemic, and a deep bench of infectious disease expertise, has helped the city flatten the curve and better understand this new disease.