New Trials in November

hi_CC203 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... Read More

The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS: Susan’s Story

Susans_Story 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... Read More

Caleigh Douglass, Our New Clinical Research Administrator

caleigh 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. Read More

Check out our NEW car donation website: Cars4aCure

cars1 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 Read More

Emmy Award Winner LeVar Burton Joins ARA Board

LeVar_Burton__Jordan_200x150 We are honored to announce that our national spokesperson – Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton – has joined our Board of Directors. As one of seven members of the Board, Burton will play a key role in shaping AIDS Research Alliance’s program and fundraising. “AIDS Research Alliance is honored to welcome Emmy Award-winning LeVar Burton to its Board of Directors,” said Carolyn Carlburg, CEO of ARA. “Since LeVar became our national spokesperson just over a year... Read More

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