The Division of Experimental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco aspires to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of chronic infectious diseases of global importance.

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Through a multidisciplinary and collaborative research approach, we study the way in which the human body responds to infectious agents that can co-infect the same host, e.g., HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and helminthic worms. Each of these agents has a unique impact on the human immune system and studying them individually as well as in concert presents a more complete understanding of underlying disease. We believe our approach will lead to the development of vaccines and eventually the eradication of these diseases around the world.