CFAR Africure







Sub-Saharan Africa shoulders a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic globally, making it an important region to conduct HIV cure research. Yet many HIV cure strategies are not being designed or tested with most people living with HIV in mind, particularly those in Africa. A new generation of research scientists from Africa working in Africa is essential to ensure that future research on HIV cure strategies is inclusive of the people most in need of achieving cures and who will benefit most from therapeutic advances. The goal of the CFAR Africure program is to recruit, mentor, and support highly talented early-stage and mid-career investigators from sub-Saharan Africa to address innovative and novel questions related to HIV cure research.

The CFAR Africure program is transforming the careers of African investigators, their institutions, and the entire HIV cure enterprise.

Africure Program Leadership Team

Richard Chaisson, MD
Director, Center for AIDS Research
Co-director, Sub-Saharan Africa WG
Depts of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Haneefa Saleem, PhD
Africure Program Lead
Dept of International Health
Division of Social and Behavioral Interventions
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joel Blankson, MD, PhD
Depts of Medicine and molecular & comparative pathobiology
Africure Scientific Steering Committee Chair
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Anne Efron, MSN, MPH, RN
Project Administrator, Center for AIDS Research
Program Administrator, AFRICURE

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