Research

The research efforts of UCSF’s Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine address both local and global needs.

Mobile community health tent in Kenya

Their discoveries affect patients with infectious diseases from AIDS to Zika. Though some infectious diseases could be nearing their end, the threat of new illnesses is constant. Dangerous viruses, like Ebola, emerge over time and can wreak havor on a population. Evolving pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus, continuously evade treatments and require constant attention. The adaptive nature of infectious pathogens demands researchers who embody the powerful traits of their subject. This is why our team uses an expansive, innovative and multidisciplinary team approach to address threats from all infectious diseases, old and new.