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…

Artopia 2015 – Better than Ever!

Big Bend Cares is thrilled our “Friends in Art” have generously decided to partner with us this year pump up our prize pool for our valued artists. The Frame Shoppe is offering a 25% discount on framing for artists participating in Artopia. The Frame Shoppe is a generous friend to Tallahassee for life, and Big…

What is HIV/AIDS?

PublicHealth.org is an organization dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. When the AIDS crisis hit 30+ years ago, Americans faced a public health scare unlike anything they’d seen before. Stories of this devastating disease were a staple of the daily news. In recent…

Expansion plans underway for Big Bend Cares

Rob Renzi peered out a window facing South Monroe Street, pointing to an adjacent block where Big Bend Cares wants to build a two-story, 25,000-square-foot medical center. In February, the Tallahassee nonprofit submitted preliminary plans to the city’s Growth Management Department, and last week paperwork was finalized to acquire seven lots on 1.8 acres at…