Matt Paterra contacted AIDS Research Alliance in September, hoping to help fundraise for HIV research while preparing for The Giant Acorn International 2012 triathlon in Bumpass, Virginia. He would be traveling from Pittsburgh, PA in early October to take on his first-ever Olympic distance triathlon. After loosing a best friend to AIDS, he felt motivated to speak up about the disease, challenge himself both mentally and physically, and raise money for an organization focused on HIV...
Since expanding our clinical trials program earlier this year to include other infectious diseases, we have seen significant growth in our clinic. In November, we will begin recruiting for three new trials with three different pharmaceutical companies – EMD Serono, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, and Becton Dickinson.
EMD Serono, Inc – This study focuses on the drug, Egrifta, which helps reduce HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy, also known as fat redistribution, is the reduction of fat in areas of the...
HIV/AIDS is often perceived as a gay male disease. The association is longstanding. In the early 1980s, when doctors first identified the disease in the United States, HIV was known as “GRID”—gay-related immunodeficiency disease.
Today, the face of HIV/AIDS is changing. In the United States, almost 30 percent of new cases are now in women. UNAIDS reports that HIV is the leading cause of death among African-American women ages 25-34, and worldwide, women...
If you have recently run into ARA’s Community Outreach team during a night out, or visited our webpage during our September Chase Community Giving campaign, you may recognize Caleigh Douglass. Until recently, Caleigh was our Community Education and Outreach Program Manager. As of October 15th, she became our Clinical Research Administrator.
Have an old car you’d like to get rid of and want to contribute to AIDS Research Alliance? In efforts to expand our donor outreach, we have re-launched our vehicle donation website, Cars4aCure
. This program provides ARA supporters an alternative way to give to our cure research while offering a handful of advantages
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