The Centre for HIV and AIDS Research was established on November 2006 as the Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS. Since its establishment the Centre became an inter-disciplinary research center in 2011. Its mandate is research, teaching, and provision of HIV and AIDS services not only to UB community, but to the nation at large. It is set to promote collaborative research, teaching and services endeavors. It seeks to promote dissemination of research information on HIV and AIDS in variety of outlets to ensure scholarship and to ensure that interventions and programs are research based. Since its establishment, CHAR has held many public lectures and workshops issued around the topic of HIV and AIDS.