​​​Welcome to the AVRC

Innovation in HIV Research

The AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) develops and conducts innovative research that enhances the quality and duration of life for people living with or affected by HIV and other infections of global significance. The award-winning research center is an established leader in San Diego’s HIV research community and is well known for its HIV testing programs. Internationally, the AVRC extends its research and education programs to Africa, Asia, and South America.

AVRC in the News

"UCSD study finds masking, proper ventilation helped prevent COVID-19 cases," KPBS, features Joel Wertheim, PhD.

"Diabetes risk increased among people with HIV on INSTI-based ART," Healio, features Darcy Wooten, MD.

New Research Points to Wuhan Market as Pandemic Origin,” New York Times, features Joel Wertheim, PhD.

No cost STD testing clinic in Hillcrest closing after San Diego no longer considered 'higher risk' for HIV transmission,” CBS 8, features Susan Little, MD.

Study Identifies Virulent HIV Variant Unrecognized for Years,” U.S. News & World Report, features Joel Wertheim, PhD.​

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