Paul Volberding, MD, and others begin treating a growing number of gay men suffering from Kaposi's sarcoma at SF General Hospital.
Paul Volberding, MD; the late Constance Wofsy, MD; Donald Abrams, MD; and others create the world's first dedicated AIDS clinic in-patient facility, Ward 86, at SFGH.
Jay Levy, MD, discovers HIV at the same time as researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France.
John Greenspan, BDS, PhD, and Deborah Greenspan, DSc, BDS, are the first to describe a lesion known as hairy leukoplakia, often the first outward sign of AIDS.
Drs. Tom Coates, Steve Hulley, Susan Kegeles and Leon McKusick establish the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies to conduct theory-based behavioral HIV/AIDS prevention research
Diane Wara, MD, co-founds the first center to care for pregnant women with HIV; within a decade, nearly all mother-to-child transmission is eliminated in California using a short course of antiviral drugs.
The laboratory of Charles Craik, PhD, is the first to use the X-ray structure of HIV protease to identify an inhibitor that blocks the enzyme's activity, leading to the design of lifesaving protease inhibitor drugs, which remain the standard of care today.
Then UCSF School of Medicine Dean Dr. Haile Debas spearheads an effort to unite all HIV/AIDS programs and laboratories at UCSF, resulting in creation of the AIDS Research Institute
Drs. Tom Coates and Michelle Roland develop a pioneering post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) drug and counseling program (2000)
The UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is established to provide leadership, training, advocacy, and HIV-prevention resources for transgender individuals.
The iPrEx pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study led by Robert Grant, MD, MPH, is the first to show that use of AIDS drugs lowers the risk of infection.
UCSF's Diane Havlir, MD, leads a change to ART guidelines, recommending the offering of treatment to all who test HIV-positive.
UCSF scientists Steven Deeks, MD; Mike McCune, MD, PhD; and Warner Greene, MD, PhD, are involved in two of three Martin Delaney Collaboratory grants awarded by the NIH to advance progress toward a cure for HIV.
Dr. Deeks is appointed co-chair of an international committee to explore scientific strategy toward eradication of latent HIV, effectively a cure.
The HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH initiates the RAPID program to make antiretroviral treatment immediately available to those who test HIV-positive.
UCSF leaders in the citywide Getting to Zero Consorium draft a strategic plan aimed at reducing new HIV infections, AIDS deaths, and stigma to zero in San Francisco
Photos: Levy and Wara by David Powers; Craik by Cindy Chew; Havlir by Steve Babuljak