Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1
budding from cultured lymphocyte.
Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith, CDC.

Emory physicians, scientists, and educators have played a key role in HIV/AIDS from the earliest days of the epidemic.

From inventing some of the most successful HIV/AIDS drugs, to developing and testing promising vaccines, to conducting numerous clinical trials of drugs and vaccines, to leading behavioral and prevention research, to treating and counseling thousands of patients, Emory has been a local, national, and international leader.


Emory researcher Dr. Mark Mulligan discusses results of recent HIV vaccine study and how it aids them in the search for an effective and safe vaccine for HIV.

HIV/AIDS Experts

Emory University is home to some of the leading HIV/AIDS experts and researchers in the world. 

HIV/AIDS Vaccine
Research at Emory

Emory’s HIV vaccine efforts draw upon basic immunology, translational research in non-human primates, investigations of how viral transmission takes place, and clinical trials testing promising vaccine candidates. More >



A project of Emory University displaying state HIV/AIDS prevalence rates, AIDSVu aims to help to normalize the act and discussion of getting tested for HIV/AIDS. Interactive Map >

Close Ties

At Atlanta's Ponce Center, relationships are at the heart of clinical and research programs for people with HIV. Feature Story >

Emory awarded $6 million for AIDS research

A team of researchers at Emory University has received a three-year grant of $6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a worldwide effort aimed at developing an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS. More >

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