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Washington: Center Receives $1.2 Million for HIV Research Projects in U.S.

As part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative, the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Research (CFAR) received $1.2 million to fund five new research projects. This initiative allocates funding to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) research with the goal of reducing new infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030.

“CFAR’s aims to leverage the powerful data and tools we now have to reduce new HIV infections,” said Dr. Susan Mello, associate director of CFAR in the Department of Global Health, which bridges the Schools of Public Health and Medicine. “These awards are part of a larger effort by the federal government to end the HIV epidemic. This effort was announced in a State of the Union address on February 5, 2019.”

The five UW projects will focus on communities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Africa and Washington state. The purpose of the work is to collaborate with community partners to develop locally relevant diagnosis, treatment, and prevention plans.

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