Mission and Aims

The DC CFAR mission is to expand our multi-institutional effort to support research that contributes to ending the HIV epidemic in Washington, DC and beyond, in partnership with local government and community.


In order to successfully accomplish this mission, the DC CFAR is committed to:

  1. Provide scientific leadership and institutional infrastructure to advance HIV research in Washington, DC
  2. Stimulate and support innovative, interdisciplinary and translational HIV research
  3. Promote the development and recruitment of early stage, new and women and minority HIV investigators in Washington, DC
  4. Advance HIV research in DC by increasing communication and collaboration among HIV investigators in DC with one another and with partners from government, community, other NIH-supported programs and the CFAR network

The DC CFAR also contributes to the national CFAR mission, which is to support a multidisciplinary environment that promotes basic, clinical, epidemiologic, behavioral, and translational research in the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.