UW Center for AIDS and STD

Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center


  • to investigate complex interactions between the human genital microbiome and syndromes and pathogens that contribute to STI-related morbidity
  • to address gaps in understanding of these interactions in two groups vulnerable to high rates and severe consequences of common STI: reproductive-age women and men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • to provide scientific and leadership support for four inter-related Research Projects and Developmental Research Project awards for new investigators.