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DC CFAR investigators are highly active in local, national and international HIV/AIDS research.  Learn more about the latest research and funding news. 



DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Namita Kumari, Receives HARC Award

October 16, 2019

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DC CFAR CAB Members, George Kerr and Kenya Hutton, Receive DC Opioid Response Faith-Based Recovery Month Grant

October 16, 2019

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DC CFAR Department of Health Releases 2019 Annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Report for Washington, DC

October 08, 2019

The District of Columbia Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) recently released the 2019 Annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Report for Washingto

New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Maureen Lyon, PhD

October 01, 2019

DC CFAR investigators Dr. Maureen Lyon, Dr. Lawrence D'Angelo (CNHS), and colleagues published an article in the AIDS Care Journal entitled "The influence of religious beliefs and practices on health care decision-making among HIV positive adolescents".

DC CFAR Developmental Core Associate Director, Dr. Mark Burke, honored as Minority Access National Role Model

October 01, 2019

Please join us in congratulating DC CFAR Developmental Core Associate Director, Dr. Mark Burke (HU), for being named as a National Minority Access Role Model!

DC CFAR CAB Member, Dr. Goulda Downer, Discusses HIV/HCV Prevention on HBCU Campuses at Howard University Collaborative Lunch Series

October 01, 2019

DC CFAR CAB Member, Dr. Goulda Downer (HU) presented at the Howard University Collaborative Lunch Series on September 11.

DC CFAR Participates in 2019 United States Conference on AIDS

September 25, 2019

The 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), held in Washington, DC on September 5th - 8th, focused on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. 

New Publication from DC CFAR HIV Cure SWG Community Lead, Riko Boone, MSW, MPH

September 12, 2019

DC CFAR HIV Cure SWG member Cheriko (Riko) Boone, MSW, MPH published a letter to the editor of the Journal of Infectious Diseases August 2019 entitled "Secondary HIV Infection and Mitigation in Cure-Related HIV Trials During Analytical Treatment Interruptions".

DC CFAR Developmental Core Co-Director, Dr. Sylvia Silver, Awarded AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource Grant from NIH

September 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Sylvia Silver (GW), was recently awarded a National Instititues of Health (NIH) grant renewal for the "AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)".

New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Tamara Taggart

September 05, 2019

DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Tamara Taggart published an article in JIAS August 2019 entitled "Getting youth PrEPared: adolescent consent laws and implications for the availability of PrEP among youth in countries outside of the United States".

DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Nina Yamanis, Receives Promotion and Tenure at American University

September 03, 2019

We are pleased to announce that DC CFAR member, Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis, was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at the School of International Service, American University.

HIV Nurse Navigation Program Chosen as Meeting HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Best Practices Criteria

August 26, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Octaviana Hemmy Asamsama, NurseNavigator Alpha Tessema and DC CFAR investigators Drs. Leah Squires and Debra Benator who reported in the 2017 publication "HIV Nurse Navigation: Charting the Course to Improve Engagement in Care and HIV Virologic Suppression" which was benefited from data from the DC Cohort, has been chosen as meeting HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Best Practices Criteria for Evidence-Informed Structural Interventions.

New Publication from DC CFAR Developmental Core Director, Dr. Michael Bukrinsky

August 26, 2019

DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Michael Bukrinsky (GW) along with authors from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia published an article in PLOS Pathogens July 2019 entitled "Exosomes containing HIV protein Nef reorganize lipid rafts potentiating inflammatory response in bystander cells".