The Fight AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to healthcare,research and education in the field of HIV/AIDS.It was created by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet in 1992 and is located in the HIV Unit of the “Germans Trias i Pujol” University Hospital (Badalona, Catalonia, Spain).
The Foundation is made up of an expert team of professionals in diverse disciplines offering total healthcare to people with HIV and our investigators develop projects adapted to their needs. We rapidly incorporate new clinical practices and scientific advances.
Dr. Bonaventura Clotet
Dr. Clotet received his MD (1976) and his PhD (1981), with a thesis on autoimmune diseases, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). That same year, his internship as an Internal Medicine specialist at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona coincided with the first AIDS case reported in Spain.
This case was the catalyst for a career dedicated to this serious disease, and he became head of the HIV Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital in Badalona (1987-2015).
Dr. Clotet soon saw the need to go a step beyond patient care to conduct research aimed at eradicating AIDS. First, he created the Fight AIDS Foundation (1992) and after, with the support of Obra Social “la Caixa” and the Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia, he founded the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute (1995), which he still heads.
He is also head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital and, since 2006, co-director of HIVACAT, the Catalan AIDS Vaccine Research programme. He is also scientific advisor to two IrsiCaixa spin-offs: Aelix Therapeutics SL and AlbaJuna Therapeutics SL.
“The research projects we are working on lead us to believe a cure for HIV/AIDS is very close.”