Vincent Pancucci is the new Program Manager of Community Education and Outreach at AIDS Research Alliance. His responsibilities include educating and recruiting diverse groups of participants for both National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry-sponsored clinical research.
Vincent has been involved in LGBT and HIV/AIDS advocacy and activism since 2006, and has spoken out on a variety of issues in local and national print and broadcast media.
On November 30, 2012, AIDS Research Alliance will host the first ever, free, Los Angeles community World AIDS Day concert at The Colburn School (across from the Disney concert Hall), from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We hope you will join us, our community partners, and our sponsors for this exciting inaugural event. The concert is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend.
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...
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