About Us

SEARCH is a partnership that began in 2005 with a goal of accomplishing mutual objectives in HIV/AIDS research and training in the South East Asia region among three partners: the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) and HIV-NAT in Bangkok, the Hawaii Center for AIDS of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa in Honolulu, and the Armed Forces Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok.

Who we are?

SEARCH conducts its activities in Thailand under the TRCARC with close guidance from three co-directors: Professor Praphan Phanuphak (TRCARC), Professor Cecilia Shikuma (UH), and Col. Associate Professor Jerome Kim (AFRIMS). SEARCH is headed by Dr. Jintanat Ananworanich with Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak occupying the role of Deputy Chief.

What we do?

SEARCH has two main expertise and interest

Serving as coordinating center for HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases research, both clinical and basic science

With the expertise and experience of SEARCH personnel and partners in performing HIV/AIDS clinical studies, both in Thailand and in other countries, SEARCH serves as a coordinating center for studies by developing protocols, identifying suitable collaborating sites, providing training for site staff, submitting studies to relevant regulatory bodies, managing and monitoring the study, and performing statistical analysis and reporting of study results.

SEARCH is interested in various aspects of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. Within the short period since its inception, SEARCH has been involved in the following areas of studies.