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CANFAR's latest public service announcement is screening in Cineplex theatres nationwide for the month of October.
We asked the participants to vote on which project they would like their funds to support and the results are in! The winning project is Investigation of the Role of PKC412 in re-activating HIV-1 Latency and Underlying Mechanisms by Dr. Xiaojian Yao at the University of Manitoba. This research examines the drug PKC412 and its impacts alone and in combination to activate HIV-1 in various latency models. This will provide valuable information for better understanding HIV latency and contribute to finding techniques for virus remission and ultimately a cure for HIV. Thank you again to the 1000 Donor Project participants for supporting this ground breaking research!
Kayla Hoffman-Rogers is the current president of CANFAR Dalhousie. This is her third year being part of the society. Find out more about what Kayla and why she supports CANFAR.
Last Sunday December 1, was World AIDS Day an event observed around the world by millions. World AIDS Day began as an event that was created to bring awareness to a disease that to this day has significant stigma surrounding it. While the event began as a commemoration for those we love and have lost to AIDS, today I think we partially have something to celebrate. Being HIV positive is no longer the death sentence it once was and the advances we have made in the medicine associated with living with HIV and AIDS are enormous. That being said we are not all the way there and that’s why we work so hard at CANFAR to help fund research to help find a cure.
World AIDS Day (December 1st, 2013) is fast approaching. On this global day, we have the opportunity to remember and honour those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. It is an opportunity to come together to end this pandemic.
Our University of Alberta Campus Club just had their first bake sale last week, which alone raised almost $200, we must have some seriously great bakers out there! The University of Alberta Campus Club will also be hosting not one, but two events next month. The first will be held on December 2, 2013 and will be for World AIDS Day to help raise awareness on their campus. The second will be at the December 29th, 2013 Edmonton Oil Kings game!! The U of A CANFAR Club will be selling "chuck-a-pucks" with all the money going back to CANFAR. Make sure you support the University of Alberta students in their efforts to create an AIDS-free future, and also have a great time cheering on your team at the Oil Kings game!