Despite great progress, AIDS is not over.

We still need your financial support. The HIV/AIDS crisis continues to cause tremendous suffering around the world.

  • To date, more than 40 million people have died from AIDS.
  • Globally, 39 million people live with HIV/AIDS, the vast majority in the developing world.
  • Of those, about 29.8 million are receiving antiretroviral therapy.
  • In the US, 1.1 million people live with the disease, with 36,000 more expected to become infected this year.


No other research institution can match the breadth and depth of HIV research talent and treatment experience at UCSF. The AIDS Research Institute, with more than 50 constituent programs across the campus and around the world, has changed the course of the disease. Our comprehensive plan encourages innovation and stimulates multidisciplinary collaboration among UCSF scientists focused on one goal: to end AIDS.

Each year, advances made here at UCSF help more and more people living with HIV to rediscover the happy prospect of living longer, healthier lives. Yet, the epidemic continues to ravage people in places where prevention and treatment are simply unavailable.

We all know that inaction is a deadly mistake. The evidence has never been stronger that action against HIV/AIDS brings positive results. Your support ensures that these results will come to fruition. Please consider a gift to the ARI Breakthrough Fund to speed our progress.

Ways to Give:


Donate online with UCSF's safe donation website.

Direct Check

Please send checks to:
UCSF Foundation
Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Make check payable to:
UCSF Foundation (with "AIDS Research Institute" in the memo line)

Employee Matching Gifts Program

You or your partner may work for a company with an employee matching gift program. Please ask your personnel department's representative for the proper form so that you may increase the value of your gift to UCSF, perhaps even doubling it. If you or your HR representative have any questions, please contact the UCSF Gift Administration Office at 415-376-3952.

Please have your HR department send the form with your donation to:
UCSF Foundation
Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
Checks should be made out to the UCSF Foundation with "AIDS Research Institute" in the memo line

By Email

Contact Allison White, of University Development, to discuss how you can make a major contribution to the AIDS Research Institute. 
[email protected] or (415) 502-5868.