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ViroCarb’s anti HIV Crowd Funding Campaign

Toronto, Canada, December 01, 2014 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE NEWS/ — ViroCarb Inc. has launched a worldwide crowd funding campaign to promote the development of its new HIV infection inhibitor.

WORLD AIDS DAY – Make a donation to save lives from AIDS! Support new treatment development at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-a-new-therapy-against-drug-resistant-hiv/x/9240077

Despite the great progress made in HIV/AIDS treatment, there is still an urgent need for new drugs, particularly for people who have had to abandon existing treatments due to HIV drug resistance and side effects.

The current treatment of HIV/AIDS involves the use of three or more drugs from five main general classes, used in combination. While this antiretroviral therapy (ART) has helped to reduced morbidity and mortality from AIDS, long term toxicity and the emergence and transmission of drug resistant HIV strains limit the effectiveness. Thus, despite therapy which can render this a chronic, rather than acute fatal infection, development of new drugs to prevent infection and overcome drug resistant strains, is increasingly urgent.

ViroCarb Inc. is developing a novel technology that addresses infections by drug resistant HIV strains. Developed from the identification of a new, natural resistance factor against HIV infection by scientists at SickKids and Canadian Blood Services, ViroCarb’s inhibitor works against a previously overlooked target on the virus to block HIV from entering human cells, the very first step in the infection. It works against all HIV strains.

Funds are needed to aid in moving forward to support preclinical studies; therefore ViroCarb Inc. has started an international crown funding campaign to carry out these HIV model studies needed before conducting clinical trials.
Please support this new way to block HIV.

Contact-Details: Dr. Mario Huesca
479 Simonston Boulevard.
Thornhill ON.
L3T 4M4 Canada

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViroCarb;
Website: http://www.virocarb.com



A-List Celebrities, Politicians, Doctors and Dignitaries, Come Together and Support “The World AIDS Awareness Weekend”

The Philanthropy Concierge Proudly Presents The 2014 WAAW.

Atlanta, GA, June 29, 2014 – The City of Atlanta was chosen to be the world’s hosting city for THE 2014 WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND – Friday, November 28th through the 30th. The kick-off will be at the GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER on November 28th. The WAAW is 3 days preceding World AIDS Day, which is globally recognized on December 1st. The purpose of the WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND is to not just spread awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, but to also generate educated solutions to end this malicious killer. Unfortunately, this year marks the 33rd year since the disease hit the scene and it’s more prevalent today than ever before. There have been significant milestones in care, but we have quite a ways to go before seeing signs of a generation where there are no new cases being reported. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE decided to bridge a gap that will allow organizations, individuals and companies to band together to bring THE WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND to an International platform.

AHzii CONSULTING GROUP along with IMAGE MAKERS MEDIA GROUP have linked their expertise with the Philanthropy Concierge to support marketing endeavors as well as bring visibility to the WAAW platforms. The goals for the 2014 WAAW is to create an impact through various forms of teaching in hopes of provoking others to be more engaged and responsible while providing a platform for the masses to get tested and to know their status. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE is cleverly including live performances, contests, calls to action, celebrity and professional keynote speakers who will inspire others inspire others to stand up and talk about the impact of AIDS in their respective communities and circles of influence.

WHY According to the World Health Organization’s statistics, 36 million people have died of HIV/AIDS since the first reported incidences in 1981. Globally, 42 million people are currently living with the disease. Since 2012, 1.2 million people have died, and 2.3 million new cases have been reported across the globe. There are approximately 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Of those, approximately 240,000 are unaware of their HIV-positive status. To date, nearly 300,000 women are included in the horrific number of those afflicted. In spite of the headway being made, infection rates are increasing rapidly. African Americans, Gay and Bi-Sexual Men of all ethnicities and Latinos are the hardest-hit demographics.

WHO The WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND (WAAW) is a collaborative effort comprised of global and civic leaders, front-line agencies and individuals who advocate for a HIV/AIDS-free world. Through our marketing efforts, over 500,000,000 people will be reached through Radio, TV and the World-Wide Web. We anticipate10, 000 attendees will participate in the activities, including 4,000 plus people who will get tested for the first time.

WHAT Three days of non-intrusive, non-discriminatory activities that have a commonality in which each event is structured to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and counseling in support of promoting the behavioral modifications needed to move towards a world with zero newly reported HIV infections.

Friday, November 28, 2014 – Talent Showcase & HIV/AIDS Video Contest Winner Announced
Sidney Marcus Auditorium – Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall a (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – HIV/AIDS Health & Wellness Expo
Georgia World Congress Center – Exhibit Hall A (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Red Ribbon Gala
Buckhead Hotel TBD (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014 – Red-with-Envy Fashion Show & Brunch
TBA- Atlanta (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE Atlanta, which has an amazing history, robust tourist offerings and leads the nation in racial diversity. It is also the home of the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).

WHEN Three days preceding World Aids Day (December 1, 2014)


ABOUT The Philanthropy Concierge:
The Philanthropy Concierge was founded by Shaeideh Prince of Los Angeles based boutique management firm dedicated to servicing the needs of Philanthropist. The Philanthropy Concierge team is comprised of a diverse group of accomplished professionals that lend more than forty-five years of expertise to its clients in areas that include not-for-profit management, Board recruitment and training, event creation and execution, philanthropist –project facilitation, grant research, planning and customized philanthropist strategic plans.

For Press Inquiries or Interview Request Please Contact: Darnell Clark – DClark@imagemakersmedia.net

Darnell Clark
Image Makers Media Group
101 Fifth Avenue Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

IPHi Launches Model HIV/AIDS Care Program in PG County, Maryland

The Institute for Public Health Innovation Launches Model HIV/AIDS Care Program in Prince George’s County, Maryland

Washington, DC, April 29, 2013 – The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHi) today announced Total Health Partners, a new initiative in Prince George’s County, Maryland that will use highly trained community health workers to provide personalized assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS to help them link to and remain in HIV medical care. The effort is a partnership with Prince George’s County Health Department, Greater Baden Medical Services, and Heart to Hand, Inc. and an expansion of similar efforts that IPHi coordinates in the District of Columbia and Virginia. IPHi recently received prestigious national grants from the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, AIDS United, and M·A·C AIDS Fund to launch the program, along with funding from Washington AIDS Partnership.

Prince George’s County is home to approximately one-fifth of all people living with HIV in Maryland, second only to Baltimore City. According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, only 65% of HIV diagnosed persons in the county were linked to care in 2010 and just over one-third (37%) of HIV diagnosed persons were retained in care. Fewer still, 27%, were on antiretroviral therapy, and just 19% achieved viral suppression. These rates are below corresponding rates for Maryland and the nation overall. Research demonstrates that viral suppression is critical not only for the health and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, but for preventing further transmission of the disease.

The community health workers will work as members of interdisciplinary care teams at medical and support service sites across the county. As trusted members of the community who can relate to the experiences of those they support, community health workers are in a unique position to help people living with HIV/AIDS overcome barriers to medical care, including stigma, lack of a basic understanding about the disease and available services, and challenges navigating community resources.

Since 2011, IPHi has trained over 100 community health workers, including approximately 40 who have specialized in providing support to people living with HIV/AIDS. IPHi, together with its partner Washington AIDS Partnership and over 15 community-based and medical providers, has created over 25 community health worker positions throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Among those are 13 community health workers involved in Positive Pathways, a nationally recognized HIV care model in DC that enrolled over 500 people living with HIV/AIDS in its first 18 months. Positive Pathways has an intentional focus on the Wards of DC closest to Prince George’s County.

“The area straddling the border between DC and Prince George’s County is one of the most concentrated HIV/AIDS epidemics in the country,” said Michael Rhein, President and CEO of IPHi. “While there are considerable resources available to address the epidemic in DC, community-based systems of care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS are less developed and integrated across the jurisdictional line in Prince George’s County. Total Health Partners will play a critical role in ensuring that county residents have the assistance they need to access life-saving HIV/AIDS medical and support services.”

“This project is a long time coming for our county,” said Dedra Spears-Johnson, Executive Director of a community-based organization called Heart to Hand, Inc. “Too many people living with HIV/AIDS in the county are not effectively linked to medical care. Total Health Partners will make a huge difference.”

About the Institute for Public Health Innovation
The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHi) provides technical capacity, leverages resources, and facilitates collaboration across sectors to develop, implement, and evaluate effective strategies that improve health and quality of life in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. IPHi is one of the newest institutes within the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), an organization of 38 members throughout the United States and a growing aspect of the national public health infrastructure. To learn more about IPHi, visit www.institutephi.org.

Janelle Suggs
The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHi)
130, Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036