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About 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV today, and one out of every seven people with HIV is unaware of their infection.
Carolina’s faculty, staff and students are working to reduce those numbers. They’re attacking HIV through research, education and outreach to improve the lives of patients, prevent transmission and eradicate the virus entirely.
A lot of our research over time has been adopted at the country-level, and to see it being incorporated and really reducing HIV transmission is very satisfying. That’s been a high point for so many of us [at Carolina].
Mina Hosseinipour, UNC Project Malawi
At two community clinics in the Triangle, Carolina students of several professional school disciplines are coming together to make HIV testing accessible and stigma-free.
An innovative, Carolina-born method for stopping the spread of HIV is saving lives across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The hub includes a project that explores whether the distribution of HIV self-test kits to pregnant women will increase HIV testing among their male partners.
"We’re trying to develop a new medical therapy – something that has never been done – the eradication of a viral infection that is integrated into the host’s genome."