Organizations

We believe the following Organizations are committed toward the effort to find a Cure for AIDS.

 


 

Research

National Institutes for Health (NIH) - Under the leadership of Dr. Tony Fauci at the National Institutes for Health, research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS is among NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) top priorities. NIAID supports a large portfolio of investigator-initiated grants in HIV cure research to identify where HIV hides, known as the HIV reservoir, and to determine how these hideouts are established and maintained. In addition, NIAID also funds research to control and eliminate the viral reservoir.

Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)  – When you think of an AIDS Vaccine, then you have to say MHRP in the same sentence.  They have had the most success in vaccines and is now poised to help find a cure for HIV too.  A phenomenal team headed up by Col. Nelson Michel, the MHRP is at the forefront of the battle against HIV to protect U.S. troops from infection and to reduce the global impact of the disease. While its primary focus is developing a globally effective HIV-1 vaccine, the program provides prevention, care and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). A top priority of the MHRP is to help find a cure for AIDS.

EPISTEMEuropean Project to guide and investigate the potential for HIV cure by Stem Cell Transplantation. EPISTEM is a collaborative project to guide and investigate the potential for HIV cure in HIV-infected patients requiring allogeneic stem cell transplantation for hematological disorders .

Hawaii to Zero Cure Initiative (H2O) – This bold initiative, the first of it’s kind in Hawaii hopes to seek, unite educate, raise awareness and advocate for full funding for cure research.  Leading the Hawaiian islands effort to eliminate HIV and AIDS include: the University of Hawaii at Manoa with the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology, Hawaii Center for AIDS, The Clint Spencer Clinic and the Ndhlovu Laboratory.

searcHIV –  searcHIV: Social and Ethical Aspects of Research on Curing HIV is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection. Our work is supported by a research grant from the US National Institutes of Health, and the main project site is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ALSO…To find more research groups, please see our Global Cure Clinical Trials List Section on the Research Heading (above) and here.


Government Policy

The White House - On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013, President Barack Obama made a historic announcement.  ” Today I’m pleased to announce a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health to advance research into an HIV cure.  We’re going to redirect $100 million into this project to develop a new generation of therapies.  Because the United States should be at the forefront of new discoveries into how to put HIV into long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies — or, better yet, eliminate it completely. “

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus  – In 2011, the World AIDS Institute partnered with the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus for a special World AIDS Day historical exhibit and event at the US Capitol, the first time a congressional AIDS exhibit was displayed in over 7 years. The Internationla AIDs conference was to come to Washington, DC the following year, the first time it was held in the United States in over 22 years.  Founded on September 15, 2011, the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus consists of a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, improving the lives of those infected with the disease, and ensuring that everyone is informed and knows their  HIV status. Co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus are Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Jim McDermott, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Rep. Trent Franks was one of the original Co-chairs prior to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joining in 2013.

 

International

The International AIDS Society (IAS)  – The International AIDS Society (IAS) celebrated twenty-five years of commitment in 2013 as the world’s leading independent association of  HIV professionals.  IAS is the organizing body for the International AIDS Conferences as Pathogenesis Conferences held around the world. “We promote by promoting dialogue, education and networking, and providing access to best practice, professional development and skills building, we help build capacity and close gaps in knowledge and expertise at every level of the HIV response.”  The International AIDS Conference was hosted in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and will return to Durban, South Africa in 2016, where it was hosted in the year 2000, the first time it was hosted on the continent of Africa.

 

Cure Collaboratory

 (In Honor of Martin Delaney)

You can learn more about  Martin and the Martin Delaney Cure Collaboratory here.

CARE  – We love working with David Margolis, MD who is the lead investigator for CARE (Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication), a New Vision for HIV Research.  CARE aims to do what no single laboratory or company can do: purse a comprehensive collaborative search for approaches to eradicate HIV. Their home base is Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

DARE  – the Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise to cure HIV, is an international group of more than 30 researchers and doctors combining their collective energy and skills to find a cure for HIV.  Members work at academic institutions, research organizations and pharmaceutical companies around the United States, in Europe, and in Australia. DARE collectively have expertise ranging from analyzing the smallest fragments of cells all the way to treating HIV infected patients. By pooling our knowledge and resources, DARE members will speed the search for answers to end the HIV pandemic that kills millions each year. DARE is committed to working together to find a cure for HIV.

defeatHIV - We are proud to be partnering with defeatHIV and lead investigators Drs. Keith Jerome and Hans-Peter Kiem in supporting their efforts to find a cure for AIDS.  They are such a pleasure to work with and we are hosting an event with them in June in Seattle.  defeatHIV  is a Delaney Cell and Genome Engineering Initiative – a consortium of committed investigators found in both academic and private sector research institutions, working together for a common purpose—to eradicate HIV.  They are based in Seattle, Washington.

 

Vaccines

AVAC (AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition)In 1995, nine HIV treatment activists founded the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, now AVAC, to speed the development of preventive HIV vaccines. Within a year, this small group published the first annual Industry Investment in HIV Vaccine Research report and incorporated as a non-profit organization. Six of the original nine founders still sit on AVAC’s board.

HIV Vaccines Trial NetworkThe HVTN’s mission is to fully characterize the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of HIV vaccine candidates with the goal of developing a safe, effective vaccine as rapidly as possible for prevention of HIV infections globally.

 

Funding

amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) - Placing the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS firmly at the center of its research efforts, amfAR has created the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE). This grant program supports collaborative teams of biomedical researchers exploring strategies for eradicating HIV infection.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine –  The mission of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is to support and advance stem cell research and regenerative medicine under the highest ethical and medical standards for the discovery and development of cures, therapies, diagnostics and research technologies to relieve human suffering from chronic disease and injury.”

National Institutes for Health (NIH) - Under the leadership of Dr. Tony Fauci at the National Institutes for Health, research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS is among NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) top priorities. NIAID supports a large portfolio of investigator-initiated grants in HIV cure research to identify where HIV hides, known as the HIV reservoir, and to determine how these hideouts are established and maintained. In addition, NIAID also funds research to control and eliminate the viral reservoir.

Until There’s A Cure – Until There’s A Cure is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic. Their dream is that no one else will become infected with HIV. For those who are HIV positive, we are dedicated on their behalf to educating all people about the virus and the overwhelming need for love and compassion in fighting this pandemic. Their goal is to fund prevention education, care services, and vaccine development, and to increase public awareness of AIDS, using The Bracelet as the tool. The Bracelet will not only serve as a bridge to unite people to fight HIV/AIDS, but will help to increase consciousness, compassion, understanding, and responsibility.

 

Advocacy

Project Inform - Project Inform encourages the development of better treatments and cures for both HIV and hepatitis C. We advocate for innovative, medically-based prevention strategies. We provide up-to-date, life-saving information to help people living with HIV and hep C make the best choices regarding their treatment and care. And we press governments to set policies and assure unlimited access to affordable health care that will one day end the HIV and hep C epidemics.

Treatment Action Group (TAG) – Treatment Action Group is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information. We are science-based treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and effective community engagement with research and policy institutions. TAG catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists, and policy makers to end AIDS.

AIDS Policy Project - The AIDS Policy Project is a national activist group focused on helping remove obstacles to the search for a cure for AIDS.  They help organize town hall meetings and develop cure related resources.

 

Media

POZ Magazine - POZ is an award-winning print and online magazine for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Founded in 1194, POZ offers daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network; community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7); and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program, POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with the virus, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZ provides a platform for the HIV community to speak to one another, and the world at large.

HIVandHepatitis.com - The goal of HIVandHepatitis.com is to produce high-quality, accurate, and timely online information about treatment, management, and prevention of HIV, hepatitis B and C, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection, and related conditions. Since the website’s founding in 1999, our editors and contributors have sought to offer cutting-edge information — including coverage of relevant conferences and summaries of medical literature — in a format useful to both clinicians and people living with HIV and viral hepatitis.

The Body - The body uses the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians, demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS and fosters community through human connection.

HIVPlusMag - HIV Plus is the country’s largest publication aimed at people with HIV and those who care about and for them. It reaches more than a quarter million readers each month with print and digital magazines, our website, and through the HIV Plus Treatment Guide mobile app. They’re dedicated to offering empowering stories about people with HIV or AIDS, interviews with celebrity advocates, investigative articles on health disparities, and information and news on treatment, research, stigma, and more.

Positively Aware - TPAN (Test Positively Aware Network) is the publisher of Positively Aware magazine which empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates to deliver peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and to communicate comprehensive information. TPAN will do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.

The Huffington Post - The Huffington Post has a dedicated section for an HIV Cure.  The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is an American online news aggregator and blog founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists. The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.

Washington Blade – The Washington Blade is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Blade is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the United States and second largest by circulation, behind Gay City News of New York City. The Blade is often referred to as America’s gay newspaper of record because it chronicled LGBT news locally, nationally, and internationally. The New York Times said the Blade is considered “one of the most influential publications written for a gay audience.”

 

History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History - We are proud to be partnering with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for the launch of the World AIDS Institute on June 7, 2011 and for the Word AIDS Day vent at the US Capitol later in the year.  The World AIDS Institute Collection has a home at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History that we are building every day.

 

Faith

Saddleback Church - No single faith based organization has done more for people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide than Rick and Kay Warren, founders of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. We were so proud to be a part of the World AIDS Day event hosted at Saddleback Church this past year.  The HIV&AIDS Initiative at Saddleback was born out of the conviction that God cares about sick people – he loves people who are HIV-positive.

 


 

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