Affiliated Clinical Research Sites, Programs and Centers

DC CFAR affiliated clinical research sites, programs and centers are HIV/AIDS research entities that are DC-based, largely NIH-funded and have established affiliations with the DC CFAR.

These synergistic relationships strengthen the DC CFAR and in turn the DC CFAR provides support to these programs as well.

Clinical Research Sites

  • Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Clinical Research Site: The ATN Clinical Research Site at Children’s National Medical Center is part of a network designed to promote the inclusion of adolescents between 12 and 24 years of age in HIV/AIDS clinical trials.

  • Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA) Clinical Trials Unit: The CPCRA located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducts clinically relevant research in the prevention and treatment of HIV disease and its complications.

  • East Coast AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (EC ACSR): The EC ACSR site at the George Washington University acquires, stores and distributes tumor tissues, other biospecimens and associated clinical information from patients with HIV-associated malignancies to the scientific research community.

  • HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Clinical Research Site: The HPTN Clinical Research Site at the George Washington University is part of a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the acquisition and transmission of HIV.

  • Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Clinical Research Site: The WIHS Clinical Research Site located at Georgetown University is part of a network of sites involved in conducting a prospective, observational study of women who are either HIV-infected or at risk for HIV acquisition.


  • DC Cohort: The DC Cohort is a longitudinal research project that is merging clinical data from thousands of consenting HIV-infected outpatients receiving care at thirteen large treatment clinics in the District of Columbia.

  • GW-DC DOH Academic-Public Health Partnership for HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance: The partnership works to improve HIV/AIDS surveillance activities in the District of Columbia to provide a comprehensive picture of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the city.

  • NIH-DC Partnership for AIDS Progress (PFAP): The PFAP is a collaborative research initiative between the NIH and the DC Department of Health designed to decrease the rate of new HIV infections in the city, improve the health of district residents living with HIV infection and strengthen the city's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


  • Center on Health, Risk, and Society (CHRS): The Center seeks to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars at American University interested in conducting research on the social dimensions of health and health-related risks, especially on their roots in social inequality and on structural interventions aimed at addressing them.

  • Latino Health Research Center (LHRC): The LHRC at the George Washington University seeks to increase understanding of factors that affect health behaviors, and specifically sexual risk behavior, among Latinos in the U.S. and abroad and among other ethnic minority groups in the U.S.; to advance research concerning health behavior and health disparities; to train and nurture future researchers and achieve academic excellence.