HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center

The HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center, and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, known as HIVHUB, is a training and research center working on HIV public health surveillance among most at risk and vulnerable populations in Iran and internationally. HIVHUB has been established since 2009. From the beginning, our institute has string collaborations with other national organizations such as Iran Ministry of Health - CDC, and international agencies like World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS. In 2013, the institute became a WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance to work closely with WHO and country partners in Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa (MENA) to improve their current HIV surveillance systems and response to the epidemic.


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HIVHUB faculty and staff are recognized across the country as leaders in HIV/AIDS epidemiology surveillance and research. They comprised of experienced performers and educators who implement national or international-level projects or provide consultations in mutual projects with Iran’s ministry of health and medical education (MoHME) and WHO in Middle East and North Africa region.

Ali Akbar Haghdoost


Hamid Sharifi

Chief Operating Manager

Ehsan Mostafavi

Finance and Administration Manager

Ali Mirzazadeh

Education & Training Manager, Research Specialist