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About the UW Center for AIDS and STD





About the UW Center for AIDS and STD

Welcome to the Center for AIDS and STD

King K. Holmes, MD, PhD
Director

 
The University of Washington (UW) Center for AIDS and STD, established in July, 1989, provides patient care, research, training and education, and international technical assistance for HIV/AIDS and STD. The Center is administered by the UW in collaboration with several other institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest and in several other countries. The Center was designated a "World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for AIDS and STD" in 1995, the only such collaborating center in the Western Hemisphere. Approximately 120 UW and affiliated faculty participate in these programs. They include HIV/AIDS and STD specialists in internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, public health, pharmacy, microbiology, and pathology. The Center for AIDS and STD is funded by several federal agencies, and by the UW to coordinate all UW AIDS and STD related programs.

Center for AIDS and STD Mission

The mission for the Center is to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infection, and to reduce human suffering caused by these infections.

To pursue this mission, the Center represents the UW in supervising the Pacific Northwest region's largest AIDS and STD clinical, training, and education programs, in concert with UW and affiliated hospitals and the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, providing direct support for basic and clinical research and international technical assistance through its federally funded centers for research and technical assistance. In addition, the Center coordinates AIDS and STD related clinical, research, and prevention activities.

The Center coordinates all research, training and clinical programs on HIV/AIDS and STD at the University of Washington, and various UW sponsored international AIDS and STD activities in third world countries. Additionally, the Center provides University direction for UW affiliated ambulatory AIDS and STD clinical programs and related training programs in conjunction with the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. The Center facilitates and coordinates development of a growing number of interdisciplinary clinical research and training programs. The Center provides access to new research technologies for investigators and clinical populations, promotes interdisciplinary research, and provides core epidemiological, biostatistical, and laboratory resources and consultation for scientists and research trainees. The Center also promotes community outreach activities, linkage of academic and industry scientists, and minority participation in clinical, training, and research programs.

As a WHO Collaborating Center, the Center is committed to research, technical assistance, and human resources development for AIDS and STD in developing countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

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