In 2015, the Yerkes Research Center established a translational research program called ERASE AIDS (Emory Research Alliance to Stop/Eradicate AIDS). This new program builds on the existing expertise and scientific resources on the Emory campus to conduct transformative studies aimed at finding a cure for HIV infection. The program is based at Yerkes and has been established as a collaboration among Yerkes, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and Emory's Office of the Provost. Dr. Silvestri directs ERASE AIDS, and a number of highly recognized scientists collaborate on this new program. The collaborators include: Dr. Raymond Schinazi, the inventor of some of the most widely used anti-HIV drugs; Dr. R. Paul Johnson, Yerkes Director; Dr. Rama Rao Amara; Dr. Ann Chahroudi; Dr. Eric Hunter; and Dr. Mirko Paiardini. ERASE AIDS scientists are the recipients of more than 10 individual and multi-center research grants from funders including the NIH, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and amfAR. The scientific expertise of the Emory team working to cure HIV infection represents one of the most productive and creative scientific communities in this highly competitive field of research.