CAHR is the organizing body for the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR Conference). CAHR encourages Canadian researchers to be leaders in knowledge translation and to effectively respond both to the Canadian and global HIV/AIDS epidemics.
Since its founding in 1991, CAHR has promoted excellence in HIV research, including mentorship and career development of investigators entering the field. CAHR fosters collaboration and co-operation among HIV research communities, including basic, clinical and social sciences, epidemiology and public health. CAHR also engages people living with HIV/AIDS and AIDS service organizations in ongoing dialogue and information exchange to ensure that HIV/AIDS research remains responsive to the epidemic and its stakeholders. CAHR is a registered charity.
- Promote excellence in HIV research
- Foster collaboration and cooperation among HIV research communities, including basic science, clinical science, epidemiology & public health and social science
- Promote education and the development of new researchers
- Provide a unified voice for Canadian HIV researchers and engage diverse stakeholders (community, industry, Government, NGO’s etc.) in ongoing dialogue and knowledge exchange to ensure that HIV research remains responsive to their needs
CAHR acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
About Our Logo
The CAHR logo symbolizes the complex and all-encompassing nature of HIV/AIDS research. The dots that comprise the right half of the circle represent the wide range of disciplines and approaches that make up HIV/AIDS research, including basic science, clinical science, population health, the social sciences and communities/advocates. The circle itself represents the inter-connectedness of all these disciplines and the importance of cooperation and collaboration to achieving our goal of eradicating HIV/AIDS. The maple leaf in the centre of the circle represents Canada and the important contributions Canadian researchers have made in the global battle against HIV/AIDS. In addition, the leaf transitions from primarily light to primarily dark, representing the journey from ignorance to knowledge about HIV/AIDS over the past decades thanks to the outcomes of research. CAHR is proud to continue to play a role in this journey.