I became infected with HIV between 1984 and early 1985. I know this as I am a study participant for the Pitt Men's Study which is now celebrating the 35th anniversary of studying HIV/AIDS at the University of Pittsburgh. I lived through the struggles of the early days where there were none to few medication options and many made the patients very sick. Treatments have improved and treatment is part of prevention as undetectable=untransmittable (U=U). Now the push is reach a state of cure for those living with this condition. I am glad to be a part of some amazing organization on the leading edge of understanding in this field.
I would also nominate Marc for best leader award, there are many reasons to nominate him for best kept secret as he knows the secret for his determination and enthusiasm. He is a great team leader too. — Venkat
I have been living with HIV for 34+ years now. The experience with living with such a life altering disease has shaped me so much. I never thought I would be exploring potential cures for my own disease. I also sit on 3 Community Advisory Boards focused on prevention, treatment and cure of HIV. — Marc
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