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Updates from the Lab: CROI Takeaways & Our New Apheresis Machines

Apheresis_machine_600 A lot has happened in the two months since I wrote my last update on ARA’s cure research progress. In early March, I flew to Boston, Massachusetts with ARA’s Medical Director, Dr. Stephen Brown, to attend the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections [CROI]. It was a productive visit. A number of sessions at CROI focused on the findings of other laboratories’ cure research. Learning what other teams are discovering in their research... Read More

A Look Inside ARA’s Institutional Review Board

Herm__CC_400 Herminio R. Reyes, M.S., Ph.D. is a longtime member of the AIDS Research Alliance Institutional Review Board. Dr. Reyes is also an academic associate and consultant to the biomedical, biopharmaceutical and clinical laboratory industries, as well as a patient advocate and educator. Here, we talk with Dr. Reyes about how he came to volunteer for AIDS Research Alliance, what an Institutional Review Board does, and why he still gives back to ARA -... Read More

Lenora’s Story

african_american_women Globally, young women are twice as likely to become infected with HIV as their male counterparts. On March 10th, the United States recognizes the devastating toll HIV is taking on women and girls with National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In honor of this day, we would like to share the story of one woman who reached out to us to encourage ARA in its HIV treatment and cure research: Lenora was infected... Read More

Aunt Betty’s Legacy

Betty_DC_2x1 In early 2014, the Bentley siblings contacted AIDS Research Alliance to make a donation in honor of their aunt, Betty Jane Ticho. Betty Jane had lived in Pacific Palisades, California for most of her life. In her later years, she came to know two of ARA’s longtime supporters – John Tobias and John Sovella, who were her neighbors. The generosity and kindness they showed Betty at the end of her life inspired her nephew and nieces... Read More

World AIDS Day Concert at The Colburn School 2013: A Recap

WAD_news If you were unable to join us on November 30, 2013 for our annual World AIDS Day Concert at The Colburn School, you missed a moving tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives to this disease, as well as to those who are fighting to stem the pandemic. Over the course of the evening, speakers included LeVar Burton, who noted that part of what motivates him to stay involved with this cause is... Read More

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