December 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm EDT | by Staff reports
amfAR announces new AIDS research institute
HIV infections, gay news, Washington Blade, amfAR

An institute is being established with the aim of advancing groundbreaking biomedical and clinical research toward the development of a cure for HIV/AIDS.

SAN FRANCISCO — amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research and the University of California, San Francisco, have established the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, the “cornerstone” of the agency’s $100 million cure research investment strategy it was announced at a press conference this week.

The institute will “foster innovation among collaborative research teams with the goal of developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020,” foundation staff said.

The institute is being established, staff said, with the aim of advancing groundbreaking biomedical and clinical research toward the development of a cure for HIV/AIDS.

“It will bring together leading cure researchers in the Bay Area and Northwest region and enable teams of researchers to work collaboratively across institutions and across disciplines to address the … challenges that must be overcome to effect a cure,” foundation staff said in a press release.

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