AntiViral Research Center In the Department of Medicine

Welcome to the AVRC

Innovation in HIV Research

The UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) develops and conducts innovative research that enhances the quality and duration of life for people living with HIV infection and other infections of global significance. The award-winning research center is an established leader in San Diego’s HIV research community and is well known for its HIV testing programs. Internationally, the AVRC extends its research and education programs to Africa, Asia, and South America.


Testing for Tickets Encourages HIV Testing, Offers Free LGBT Pride Festival Tickets
HIV testing program to give away 250 free festival tickets to people who get tested starting June 23
AVRC Researchers Discover Herpes Infected Humans Before They Were Human
The virus originated in chimpanzees, jumping into humans 1.6 million years ago
HIV Transmission Networks Mapped to Reduce Infection Rate
Susan Little, MD maps San Diego's HIV transmission network, identifies transmission "hot spots"
VIDEO: PrEParing for HIV
This video offers a look at PrEP, a prevention strategy for people at high risk for contracting HIV.
What is PrEP?
UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center hosts free community education program on HIV prevention pill at The Center
AVRC Hosts HIV International Training for Military Medical Personnel
Six international guests receive training in HIV/AIDS clinical management
Lead the Way Returns to Urban Mo’s
Free, confidential HIV testing offered every Wednesday after seven-month suspension
AVRC to Conduct Phase I/II Clinical Trial of TT-034 in Patients with Hepatitis C Infections
UC San Diego joins Duke University as second site in HCV cure clinical trial
Treatment for HIV Should Start within Four Months of Infection
Study by AVRC researchers identifies optimum window for initiating antiretrovial therapy for CD-4+ T-cell recovery
HIV Therapy Just Got Easier: Fewer Drugs May Be Needed for Treatment-Experienced Patients
AVRC participates in multi-center study that could change treatment strategy for HIV patients
AVRC Researchers Honored at Annual Truax Awards
Connie Benson, MD and Susan Little, MD receive 2012 HIV Community Service Award
Lead the Way Honors World AIDS Day
Free, confidential HIV tests offered to the community on December 1
Sex Together? Test Together
New couples HIV testing and counseling gives gay couples tools for healthy sex lives
AVRC Welcomes “The Berlin Patient”
HIV Cure Conference features first man cured of HIV and presentations by UC San Diego HIV researchers
AVRC Hosts PrEP Focus Group
Participants needed to share opinions on HIV prevention medications
AVRC Researcher Receives $2.5 million Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Davey Smith, MD receives 2012 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research
AVRC Researcher Receives Grant to Study Potential HIV Prevention Pill
Richard Haubrich, MD to head the UC San Diego component of $11.8 million project funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program
Lead the Way Honors National HIV Testing Day with Free HIV Testing, T-shirts
AVRC testing program provides free HIV testing at two San Diego locations
Participate in Research

The AVRC has a number of clinical trials available. People living with HIV, HCV, HBV, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases may find participating in a clinical trial to be valuable for the treatment of their infection.


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