UW Research

Center for AIDS and STD



The mission for the Center for AIDS and STD 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.

Core Services Offered

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.

Reporting Structure

Paul Ramsey, Dean, School of Medicine

Related UW Entities

School of Medicine: Department of Global Health, Department of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health