Faculty of Medicine

First institute for HIV research in Germany

To combat the global HIV pandemic, the Faculty of Medicine founded the first institute for HIV research in 2016. Headed by Prof. Hendrik Streeck, the primary objective of the new institute is to introduce a HIV vaccine into international development, as this is considered the best solution to contain the epidemic. The internationally-renowned expert for the fatal immune deficiency illness was appointed to the Faculty of Medicine in 2015. More than 30 million people are infected with HIV across the world, almost 84,000 of whom are based in Germany, and numbers are still on the rise.