Create a legacy of impact through HIV research and tissue donation

UC San Diego is looking for altruistic people with HIV, who have been diagnosed with a life-shortening disease and reside in San Diego County. The Last Gift tissue donation research study aims to understand the behavior of HIV in the human body – giving scientists the rare opportunity to learn where the virus hides in an individual and inspire medical advancements for generations to come.

Watch Last Gift Participant Anthony Bennett’s Story:

Last Gift is made possible by a collaboration of investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, UCSD HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program, UCSD AntiViral Research Center, and UCSD California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network.

Enroll in the Last Gift Study

For any more information on the Last Gift study, to enroll, or refer a potential participant, contact us at lastgift@ucsd.edu, call (619) 543-5000, or fill out the contact form below. Someone from our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


If you are a researcher interested in collaborating with the Last Gift study team, please email Dr. Sara Gianella Weibel at gianella@health.ucsd.edu.