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Gilead Sciences awards $2.5 million to CWRU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit February 1, 2017: Gilead Sciences awarded CWRU School of Medicine’s Michael M. Lederman, MD to study HIV Reservoir Reduction with Interleukin-2 and monoclonal antibody treatments. IL-2 and certain monoclonal antibodies have been shown separately to reduce the presence of HIV, […]

Lederman gets $2.5M Gilead grant to study one-two punch



HVTN116 The Case Western Reserve Clinical Trials Unit is currently enrolling healthy, HIV-negative women and men, ages 18-50, in an HIV prevention vaccine trial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.  The study is enrolling 101 participants in 5 cities.  This trial is not asking whether the vaccines work as […]

Vaccine Study Enrolling HIV-Negative Men & Women


Over $22M in Grants from Gilead to Study HIV Cure Research January 11, 2017: Gilead awards over $22 million to a dozen HIV cure research projects. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Michael M. Lederman, MD to study Reservoir Reduction with Interleukin-2 and Transcriptional Activation. https://www.poz.com/article/22m-grants-gilead-study-three-areas-hiv-cure-research  

Gilead funds CWRU cure research



HIV is not a crime
Ohio Supreme Court Will Review Felony HIV Exposure Law & Conviction October 5, 2016: The Center for HIV Law and Policy and the ACLU of Ohio Foundation submitted a brief supporting the petition for Ohio Supreme Court review of State of Ohio v. Orlando Batista, arguing that Ohio’s felonious assault […]

HIV Is Not a Crime


Mort Mandel commits $100,000 for outstanding chemistry faculty award Yet again, Mandel has chosen to live his principles in his charitable giving. Through the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation, he committed $100,000 for the Morton L. Mandel Award endowment. The annual award will honor and reward outstanding faculty members […]

Blanton Tolbert awarded inaugural Mandel endowment









Special Immunology Unit director and PrEP Clinic founder Barbara Gripshover, MD http://medicine.case.edu/department-newsletter/february-2016-newsletter Barbara Gripshover, MD, Medical Director of the John T. Carey Special Immunology Unit (SIU) at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and founder of the area’s first PrEP Clinic, examines common barriers to engaging patients with HIV in health […]

Barbara Gripshover, SIU director


School of Nursing’s Allison Webel contributes to 4th edition http://thedaily.case.edu/news/as-hiv-patients-live-longer-updated-guide-helps-patients-navigate-new-territory/ The Case Daily reports that Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing professor and HIV researcher Allison Webel is part of a team that has updated a patient guide for HIV care, treatment and how to communicate with family, friends and others about […]

HIV Book Updated by CWRU’s Allison Webel






Inaugural appointment The CWRU School of Medicine advances its legacy of HIV research innovation and collaboration by bringing on Rafick-Pierre Sékaly, PhD, one of the world’s leading scientists in AIDS research, human immunology and immunotherapy, as the inaugural Richard J. Fasenmyer Professor of Immunopathogenesis. Read more at http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=41184 More information about the Fasenmyer […]

Leading AIDS researcher appointed to Fasenmyer Professorship in School of ...




Common herpes medication reduces HIV-1 levels, independent of herpes infection March 16, 2015 in Case Daily, from Clinical Infectious Diseases http://thedaily.case.edu/news/common-herpes-medication-reduces-hiv-1-levels-independent-of-herpes-infection/ Case Western Reserve researchers play a key role in clinical trials’ groundbreaking results. ACTU co-principal investigators Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman are part of an international team that discovered […]

Common herpes med reduces HIV


Case Western Reserve University, Population Genetics Technologies form HIV research partnership March 12, 2015 in Crain’s Cleveland Business http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150312/FREE/150319937/case-western-reserve-university-population-genetics-technologies A British company developing a way to spot mutations in the HIV virus has formed a partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The university will help Population Genetics Technologies develop tests […]

CWRU HIV researchers develop way to spot mutations



Community plays key role in testing a modified version of ‘Thai vaccine’ regimen Feb. 18, 2015 — Fred Hutch News Service http://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/02/hiv-vaccine-clinical-trial-launches-in-south-africa.html A much-anticipated clinical trial has begun in South Africa to test a modied version of the so-called Thai vaccine, the only experimental vaccine regimen so far to show […]

CAB members are a bridge between researchers and the community


AmeriCorps Team Cleveland presents Conscious Creations The AmeriCorps team’s long-term project is under way with the kick-off of their art competition for high school students, called Conscious Creations. The submission flyer and application are attached below, along with HIV facts and a list of testing & services sites in Cleveland. […]

AmeriCorps HIV art competition



Presenting Back on Board: Greg Louganis Again this year, the ACTU partners with the Cleveland International Film Festival, presenting a new documentary by Cheryl Furjanic about four-time Olympic gold medalist diver Greg Louganis, and his struggles with HIV and being an openly gay athlete. Find info, trailer and tickets here: […]

Cleveland International Film Festival