Diane Havlir, MD

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1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

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  • Professor, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • Chief, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine
  • Standing Member, CFAR Internal Advisory Board


The goal of my research is to develop therapeutic strategies to improve the lives of persons living with HIV, to reduce the global burden of HIV, and to advance public health in East Africa. Antiretroviral therapy is one of the greatest successes in medicine, yet we have not fully used it to eliminate HIV or tuberculosis (TB). My current areas of focus include 1) optimal HIV treatment approaches in the US with special attention to vulnerable populations in San Francisco, 2) optimal treatment strategies for HIV and TB, including new TB drug agents, 3) strategies to reduce the burden of HIV and malaria in children and pregnant women, and 4) testing of innovative approaches to early treatment of HIV using a community-based multi-disease approach following 320,000 persons in Uganda and Kenya to benefit the overall health, education and economics of communities in East Africa in the SEARCH study.