New Big Bend Cares Medical Facility Coming to Tallahassee

Big Bend Cares is soon to bring the latest in HIV/AIDS management and care to Tallahassee with the construction of a new, patient centered, medical home. The new facility will be located at South Monroe and Adams Streets and Magnolia Drive, across the street from Big Bend Cares’ current home. The new facility will house…

HIV/AIDS Kills People in Florida More Than Anywhere Else

By Ray Downs, Broward Palm Beach New Times The Centers for Disease Control released a map that shows where it rates of the “most distinctive” cause of death in each state – and Florida leads the nation in deaths from HIV. The “most distinctive” cause of death in each state means where a particular cause…

UC Santa Cruz Professor Develops HIV Vaccine

Kara Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> For 30 years, UC Santa Cruz professor and vaccine developer Phil Berman has been chasing a moving target — the insidious, ever-changing HIV virus — and now, finally, he thinks he has it cornered. Berman’s lab has developed an experimental vaccine he believes will guard against HIV…

Featured Artist Series: Barbara Psimas

We’re making Artopia 2015 our best ever! Our partners at 7Hills Communications are producing several videos featuring some of the artists that support Big Bend Cares and Artopia. Artist Barbara Psimas is the next talent in our Featured Artist Series for Artopia 2015. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Barbara and her special approach…

UNC-Chapel Hill, GSK partner to find cure for HIV/AIDS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university with significant expertise in HIV basic and clinical research, and GSK, a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a legacy of success in developing treatments for HIV, today announced the creation of the dedicated HIV Cure center and a jointly…

Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

WebMD News from HealthDay By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body’s immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm that the vaccine works, and researchers don’t…

Artopia 2015 Art Gallery – Now Showing!

We are excited to present you with a sampling of this year’s fantastic art to be auctioned off at Artopia. You’re sure to see something you like in our galleries, and there’s more art to come! Artopia 2015 is right around the corner, and this year’s event stands to be the biggest and most rewarding…

Meet Artopians: Russ and Josie Pangratz

How did music bring the two of you together? Josie and I actually met over a margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. I can’t really say that music played a part in our meeting but it certainly has been a huge part of our lives since and is what has brought us to conceiving The…

Meet an Artopian: Dr. Audra Pittman

Are you the fastest person in your family? Of course! (my husband Sean may think otherwise). Now that I think about it, I did take our 4 year old Paloma out running with me the other day and I was kind of waiting for her to slow down…but she didn’t. It will be a matter…

Meet an Artopian: Matthew McCarron

When did your journey into art begin? One of my earliest memories was getting in trouble for trying to draw bees all over the inside of a book about pirates. I think I would have been around 3 at the time. Who is someone local that has given you great advice? I saw a rather…