As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Wilfred van Gorp, PhD, has contributed significantly to scientific literature and has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles. Throughout his career, Dr. Wilfred van Gorp has also supported the work of several scientific organizations, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a nonprofit founded in 1985 that works to combat the AIDS epidemic worldwide through programs aimed at supporting scientific and medical research on the disease.
As part of its mission, amfAR operates the TREAT Asia program, which is focused on expanding research, education, and AIDS training in Asia. Launched in 2001, TREAT Asia consists of a network of clinics, hospitals, and institutions that work cooperatively to improve medical treatment for Asians living with HIV/AIDS.
Since its founding, TREAT Asia has accomplished much through its activities across Asia. In addition to producing detailed reports covering important issues related to HIV prevention and treatment in the region, TREAT Asia has created an HIV/AIDS observational database and launched a project to chart the spread of drug-resistant HIV. Furthermore, TREAT Asia leads a pediatrics initiative, which involves a network of 22 sites working collaboratively to improve treatment for children with the disease. Currently, the initiative is helping more than 4,500 children throughout Asia.