UAB is one of the seven inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research established in 1988 and a world leader in HIV/AIDS research and patient care. UAB has been among the first to make the newest, most effective treatments available to patients, including the three-drug combination that today is the standard of care. From the field, a UAB-led team discovered the simian virus linked to all major HIV-1 variants and traced the exact route of HIV's spread to humans. U.S. News & World Report ranks the AIDS program No. 8 among "America's Best Graduate Schools," and the journal Science highlighted Birmingham and UAB's 1917 Clinic among 10 cities nationally excelling in efforts to combat the disease.

The role of the UAB CFAR(Center for AIDS Research) is to expand the intersections of HIV research among multiple scientific disciplines and to catalyze groundbreaking research.  As a chartered University-wide research center, the CFAR provides focus and coordination for basic and clinical AIDS research activities to ensure an effective dialogue between administrators and investigators. To this end, the Center provides the necessary infrastructure in the form of core facilities, specialized equipment, administrative and technical support and advisory council to foster collaboration and research. Translating our discoveries into AIDS prevention and awareness programs for the community are equally important missions of the CFAR.

Learn more about our partnership with CFAR below.

Center for AIDS Research

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients, providing an interdisciplinary research environment, and promoting growth and awareness throughout our faculty and staff.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is involved in various activities relating to the traditional academic missions of education, patient care and research. The Division consists of 48 full-time and two emeritus faculty, nine fellows and 130 support staff; including: administrators, office associates and assistants, fiscal/grant specialists, technicians, study coordinators and study nurses.

Research

We are internationally recognized for fostering an interdisciplinary research environment that relies on strong relationships between investigators in the basic sciences, clinical research, bioinformatics, and epidemiology and bio-statistics. These interactions create opportunities for discovery and implementation science aimed at advancing the prevention and management of infectious diseases.

Education

Throughout the Division, we have many enriching and educational opportunities for our faculty and trainees. We are proud to also host national and international programs specializing in tropical medicine and STD/HIV prevention. 

Patient Care

We are dedicated to providing compassionate care for all of our patients. With multiple clinics across the UAB Medicine campus, we provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services.