SIDA CAN RUTI is a brand that includes entities under the direction of Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, engaged in research in the field of HIV/AIDS from the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital:
- Fight AIDS Foundation
- IrsiCaixa Institute for AIDS Research: it is an internationally-recognized oraganization with the aim of contributing to improving understanding of the disease, its prevention and treatments of HIV and AIDS with the ultimate goal of eradicating the epidemic. Founded in 1995 by the Fundació La Caixa and the Department of Health of the autonomous Catalan government, it consists of over 50 researchers who focus their activities on basic research into understanding HIV infection mechanisms and developing new therapies and vaccines.
- HIVACAT: is the Catalan project for the development of an effective vaccine against the HIV virus. Composed of Catalonia’s two longest established and leading AIDS research centres, the Institute for AIDS Research IrsiCaixa, and the AIDS and Infectious Diseases Service at Barcelona’s Hospital Clìnic, HIVACAT conducts research into the development of a new HIV vaccine, in conjunction with the organization ESTEVE, and with the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation, the autonomous Catalan government’s Department of Economy and Knowledge plus the Clinic Foundation at Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic.