UCLA's Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for AIDS Research and Training offer training in international HIV prevention research through the South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR). SAPHIR is an 11-month international research training program addressing selected areas of HIV prevention research in Latin America for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees.
SAPHIR trainees participate in a structured program of educational activities and practical research under the collaborative mentorship of leading researchers from UCLA and one of our collaborating institutions in Lima, Peru or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Supported areas of research range from basic science studies of laboratory diagnostics and molecular epidemiology to clinical and behavioral research on HIV prevention and treatment. For more information please visit our SAPHIR website.