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Funded Research

Since 1983, CHRP has invested over $250 million to sponsor more than 2,000 research projects on HIV/AIDS in California.

We currently provide awards that foster the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers, allow established and young investigators to compete successfully for additional funding, support institutional collaborations and fund critical targeted research.  Our funding falls into four broad categories: Basic Biomedical Sciences Research, Disparities Research, Policy Research, and Prevention and Linkage to Care Research. 

Basic Biomedical Sciences Research 

CHRP has selected nine investigators from various institutions across California as recipients of the 2016 Innovative, Developmental Exploratory Awards (IDEAs) in basic biomedical science.  These include multiple projects focused on paths to a cure for HIV (viral latency, persistence, or reactivation), new hope for persons with HIV and cancer, and HIV epidemiology.  


Disparities Research 

UCLA, UCSD, and UCSF have Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) which conduct and evaluate innovative research for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  Beginning in April 2016, CHRP will fund the creation of Disparities Cores at each CFAR that will initiate projects focused on HIV/AIDS health disparities throughout California, a focus that the CFARs do not currently have.

Policy Research 

We fund two Collaborative HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers to support research and policy analysis that addresses critical issues related to HIV/AIDS care and prevention in California. These centers are comprised of multi-disciplinary teams of investigators working in partnership with consumers, advocates, and policymakers to conduct timely, policy-relevant research that strengthen local, state, and national HIV efforts. This research produces new knowledge that can be applied to improve prevention and care services for affected persons and populations.


Prevention and Linkage to Care Research 

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration projects and studies focused on HIV testing and linkage to care as methods to reducing the epidemic. 


  • Basic Biomedical Research 
  • Prevention and Linkage to Care Research 
  • Patient Centered Medical Homes Research 
  • Policy Research