About Us

The Hawaii Center for AIDS (HICFA), formally known as the Hawaii AIDS Clinical Research Program (HACRP), includes the Hawaii AIDS Clinical Trial Unit (HACTU), several specialized laboratories, the Clint Spencer Clinic, and international collaborations in Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Our Mission:

  • Conduct clinical and translational research to evaluate optimal therapies for HIV infection and AIDS-associated complications
  • Conduct basic science research to increase our understanding of HIV and its complications
  • Provide access to clinical trials for the HIV populations in Hawaiʻi
  • Facilitate the transfer of research findings to clinical care to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV
  • Provide a forum for HIV education for medical students, residents, graduate students, domestic and international community care providers
  • Care for HIV-infected patients through the Clint Spencer Clinic

Resilience – Presented by the UH Hawai’i Center for AIDS