Harvard AIDS Initiative

Research • Education • Leadership

HAI is dedicated to research, education and leadership to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa and developing countries. For over 25 years, HAI has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS laboratory research, clinical trials, education, and leadership.

Training students, researchers, and health professionals is vital to HAI’s mission. Education and training opportunities at Harvard and in Africa help create a network of experts to direct the next generation of public health leaders. HAI also partners with government agencies, NGOs, research centers, and private corporations to develop initiatives that advance the understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

BHP building Gaborone, Botswana
Botswana Harvard Partnership

Established in 1996, the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) is a collaborative research and training initiative between the Government of Botswana and HAI. Research areas include virology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, epidemiology, and social and behavioral issues relevant to the AIDS epidemic in southern Africa.