Honor World AIDS Day with IHV
Honor World AIDS Day with IHV A Project of Institute of Human Virology
World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 recognizes the struggle experienced by the millions living around the world with HIV/AIDS and honors those fighting the disease through research, clinical care, and education. This year, will you commemorate World AIDS Day with a gift to the research conducted by the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine?
IHV is a world-class center of excellence focusing on chronic viral diseases, especially HIV/AIDS. IHV combines basic science, epidemiology, multi-disciplinary research, and prevention with clinical programs so that new treatments are streamlined from discovery to patient.
IHV was co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Robert Gallo, who is most widely known for his co-discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS and for his development of the HIV blood test. The work of IHV physicians and scientists on HIV/AIDS, along with co-infections like hepatitis B and C and virus-linked cancers, has advanced immeasurably, and IHV now serves nearly 6,000 patients annually in Baltimore and has cared for more than 1 million patients overseas.
How can you help?
Your gift to IHV on World AIDS Day will have an immediate impact on research, patient care, and prevention programs focused on HIV/AIDS. Basic science research is the foundation for everything we do, and your gift helps IHV move one step closer toward a functional cure and the day when HIV/AIDS is ended. That day can be sooner rather than later with your help. Thank you for your gift.