The UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) provides state-of-the-art medical care and conducts clinical trials for people living with HIV and AIDS. Our highly trained, nationally recognized physicians are leaders in the field of HIV Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and other areas relevant to the health of our patients. The CARE Center's research team is committed to conducting a broad program of ethical and high quality clinical, behavioral and prevention research to promote the health of people living with or at risk for acquiring HIV and other infectious diseases.
The CARE Center is the UCLA base for several national and international HIV research networks as well as a site for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry-sponsored trials and novel, small-scale, investigator-initiated trials.
The mission of the UCLA CARE Center is three-fold.
CARE: provide exceptional and state-of-the-art care to patients with HIV and AIDS.
RESEARCH: facilitate a broad program of clinical, behavioral and prevention research in HIV; and develop and clinically evaluate new treatment and novel therapeutic approaches for HIV, HIV-related diseases and co-infections, and complications of therapy to improve patients' quality of life.
EDUCATION: educate HIV positive patients and people at risk for HIV-infection throughout Los Angeles about treatment and prevention, and engage with community leaders and partner organizations in the greater discourse about HIV and HIV-related diseases and co-infections.
1. Maintain a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with HIV and related diseases.
2. Establish and promote a world-renowned clinical research center that conducts clinical investigations and clinical trials in all areas of HIV therapeutic research and co-infections.
3. Provide education and training activities in HIV for the UCLA community, treatment providers, patients, AIDS research organization and the general community about HIV, its treatment, and research.