Local AIDS research launches with seminar series

This month the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research, also known as DC CFAR, celebrated their launch with the first speech of their “City-Wide Seminar” series.

Anthony Fauci was the first featured speaker with his seminar “Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: An Achievable Goal.” He currently serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci was also an honorary degree recipient at Commencement last spring.

“The DC CFAR is going to play a major role in what I am absolutely certain is an achievable goal, and that is the ending of the AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C.,” Fauci said.

The DC CFAR is the first of its kind in D.C. About 680 new HIV cases were diagnosed in 2014, according to the D.C. Department of Health.

Video by Blair Guild

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