The Last Gift

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.

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.

If data or tissue from the Last Gift Study results in publication, please acknowledge Last Gift with the following:

This work was supported by the James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust, the Department of Veterans Affairs and grants from the National Institutes of Health: AI169609 (P01 HOME); AI036214 P30 CFAR); AI164570 (BEAT-HIV Delaney Collaboratory); DA051915 (Gianella – Avenir); AI164559 (HOPE Delaney Collaboratory); DK131532 (R01Gut); DA055491 (R01 Brain); U24MH100928 (California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network).

Contact Us

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, 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