The Last Gift

A legacy helping inform cure research to end HIV once and for all. 

The Last Gift Study at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is a research study committed to understanding the behavior of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the human body. People living with HIV that have less than six months to live due to a terminal illness are eligible to participate. One of the primary aims of this study is to identify where HIV hides in an infected individual. This study is intended for eligible individuals who are willing to consider providing consent to frequent blood draws and a full body donation in the event of death.

The Last Gift study is a collaboration of investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) in San Diego.


Participants and supporters of Last Gift give new meaning to the human qualities of kindness and altruism.  If you’re interested in donating to this groundbreaking study, please click here.