CFAR Core Facilities provide biostatistical, laboratory, study design, and other services that are quality-controlled, cost-effective and convenient. These services are supported by the CFAR, freeing investigators of the need to set up and pay for these services themselves. Below is an overview of the CFAR Cores.

Coordinates planning, operations, and oversight of all CFAR activities.

Behavioral Science
Provides resources to catalyze new behavioral science research that will contribute to curbing the global HIV epidemic and improve outcomes along the continuum of HIV prevention and care.

Provides a central resource of biostatistical expertise to improve the conception, design, and analysis of HIV/AIDS studies.

Clinical Cohort and Comorbidity Research
Helps researchers access and interpret the comprehensive database of the UW HIV Cohort Study. The Translational Research Subcore (formerly the Clinical Retrovirology & Research Core) also helps investigators perform clinical studies by supporting enrollment of people living with HIV (PLWH), prospective collections of samples, facilitating use of repository specimens, and assisting with overall study logistics and implementation. 

Supports the career development of young scientists and nurtures the early growth of new research ideas. 

HIV-Associated Malignancies (HIVAM)
Provides assays and data instruments to enable studies of HIV-associated malignancies.

Provides advanced tools and training for evaluating humoral and cellular responses to HIV infection.

Implementation Science
Provides resources to develop implementation science expertise within the CFAR community.


Retrovirology and Molecular Data Science Core
Assists researchers in viral sequence analysis. Facilities use of frozen blood-derived specimens and data from the Seattle Infection Clinic Cohort.