Anchored by the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), now in its 30th year of NIH funding, and by the 1917 Clinic, the Division oversees research ranging from the advancement of basic science in search of a cure to clinical trials evaluating new antiretroviral agents. In addition to providing primary and specialty management for persons living with HIV/AIDS, the 1917 Clinic conducts clinical trials on a range of new treatments for HIV/AIDS. Research efforts are increasingly also focused on critical HIV-associated conditions that have accompanied our success in preventing HIV-associated mortality, namely, metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular events, and non-AIDS-associated malignancies.

Care Continuum - 90/90/90

UAB CFAR’s Ending HIV in Alabama Scientific Working Group (SWG) focuses behavioral and biomedical research engaging clinical investigators, public health researchers and advocates, community stakeholders and consumers with the goal of reaching the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets across Alabama. These targets consist of diagnosing at least 90% of those living with HIV, 90% of those diagnosed receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and of those on ART, 90% achieving viral suppression. The SWG promotes interdisciplinary research in this especially vulnerable region through: 1) development of novel approaches to improve outcomes in prevention, testing, linkage to care, retention in care, and viral suppression; 2) implementation of evidence-based interventions through coordination of interdisciplinary teams; and 3) recruitment and mentoring of trainees and early stage investigators in epidemiologic and implementation science research aimed at eliminating HIV in Alabama.

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.