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Patient-Centered HIV Care, Research, Education and Public Service

News & Highlights

  • Dr. Diane Havlir: Beginning to End the AIDS Epidemic: Think big, embrace debate, work as a team – these lessons have helped Diane Havlir, MD, become a visionary leader in the HIV/AIDS community. Havlir, chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) since 2002, arrived at UCSF in 1984 as a resident. "As far as we knew, AIDS was a death sentence,” she says. "Yet many of us were very inspired by the courage of the patients and the determination of the community. What has really propelled progress against the AIDS epidemic is ... Read More on the DOM website.
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation Check Presentation: Diane Jones, RN and Ali Marrero, Social Work Associate, representing the UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital were presented with a check in the amount of $5,000 by Neil Giuliano, Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation on July 15th, 2012. These funds, part of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) Community Grants, will be used for transportation and housing vouchers to support linkage to care for vulnerable patients engaging in care on Ward 86.
  • XIX International AIDS Conference - Washington DC July 22-27, 2012: www.aids2012.org.  Dr. Diane Havlir, Chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH, is US co-chair of this historic conference. This will be the first time in 22 years the U.S. will again host this conference, thanks to the removal of the U.S. travel ban against HIV+ persons. Download UCSF HIV/AIDS Division Faculty accepted abstracts.

Awards & Recognition

  • Dr. Monica Gandhi is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Meg Newman Teaching Award. Since Dr. Gandhi joined the HIV/AIDS Division in 2008, she has transformed the educational role of the division. Dr. Gandhi created and chairs a divisional education committee which meets regularly to guide policy decisions, and reinvigorated the moribund HIV clinical fellowship, successfully obtaining a minority fellowship award for the Division from the Infectious Diseases Society of America HIV Medical Association. She has also reinvigorated the HIV/AIDS Division medical student HIV clinical elective on the SFGH AIDS Consult Service and initiated a new outpatient medical resident HIV/AIDS elective. She has authored chapters on HIV ...Read More »