We’re making progress in the battle against aids

We remain committed to the battle against HIV and aids to help advance knowledge, prevention and treatments of the illness.

IrsiCaixa, the Aids Research Institute

IrsiCaixa, the Aids Research Institute, is an international benchmark in the study of the epidemic. It is housed in the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and its scientific committee is made up of researchers of recognised international standing.

In 1995 the ”la Caixa” foundation set up this institute with the cooperation of the Department of Health of the Catalan government in order to build up knowledge about HIV - by studying its structure, variability, mechanisms of infection and response to drugs - prevent aids and study its treatments with the ultimate goal of eradicating the epidemic.

HIVACAT, research and development programme to seek a vaccine against aids

The HIVACAT programme works through a public/private consortium without precedents in Spain, placing us at the highest international level in this sphere. The consortium is made up of IrsiCaixa, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Laboratoris Esteve, the government of Catalonia and the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation.

Since 2007, HIVACAT has worked to develop and find vaccines against HIV, both preventive - to avoid HIV infection - and therapeutic - to arrest the development of the disease.