Improving the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS and related diseases.


To provide leadership, services and infrastructure necessary to: establish multidisciplinary collaborations that achieve high-impact discoveries; support the early career development of diverse young HIV/AIDS investigators; and to establish a distinctive scientific identity, placing the University of Rochester at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research.

Recent Publications

Amie, S. M., E. Noble, and B. Kim. 2013. Intracellular nucleotide levels and the control of retroviral infections. Virology 436:247-254.

Jacobs, A. C., L. Didone, J. Jobson, M. K. Sofia, D. Krysan, and P. M. Dunman. 2013. Adenylate kinase release as a high-throughput-screening-compatible reporter of bacterial lysis for
identification of antibacterial agents
. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 57:26-36.

Jones, M. C., J. J. Kobie, and L. A. Delouise. 2013. Characterization of cell seeding and specific capture of B cells in microbubble well arrays. Biomedical microdevices.

Kakinami, L., R. C. Block, M. J. Adams, S. E. Cohn, B. Maliakkal, and S. G. Fisher. 2013.
Risk of cardiovascular disease in HIV, hepatitis C, or HIV/hepatitis C patients compared to the general population. International journal of clinical practice 67:6-13.

Mathew, E., F. X. Ding, F. Naider, and M. E. Dumont. 2013. Functional fusions of T4 lysozyme in the third intracellular loop of a G protein-coupled receptor identified by a random screening approach in yeast. Protein engineering, design & selection : PEDS 26:59-71.

Mitchell, C., J. E. Balkus, J. McKernan-Mullin, S. E. Cohn, A. E. Luque, C. Mwachari, C. R. Cohen, R. Coombs, L. M. Frenkel, and J. Hitti. 2013. Associations Between Genital Tract Infections, Genital Tract Inflammation, and Cervical Cytobrush HIV-1 DNA in US Versus Kenyan Women. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 62:143-148

Recent Events

2013 World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day the CFAR hosted a scientific symposium featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from students and post doctoral associates training at the UR.

Congratulations to this year's poster award recipients!
*David Griffith, Departments of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
*Meera Singh, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
*John DiMaio, Department of Chemistry
*Katherine Thomas, Department of Psychiatry
*Christopher Nishimura, Department of Microbiology and Immunology