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Walk to End HIV

Walk_to_End_HIVOn October 24, 2015, nearly 40 Thermo Fisher Scientific employees and their family and friends will take to the streets of Washington, DC to participate in the 2015 Walk to End HIV. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a proud Bronze level sponsor of this event which benefits Whitman-Walker Health, the District’s largest community-based provider of HIV services. The name for the charity walk and 5K run was changed in 2014 from “AIDS Walk” to “Walk to End HIV” to reflect the focus on testing and prevention and to present the cause as one with hope and optimism.

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Walk to End HIV team formed out of the offices of the AIDS Reagent Program (ARP). This government funded program is managed and staffed by Fisher BioServices and has been held by the company since its inception more than 25 years ago. The men and women at ARP work diligently to assist the scientific community in the effort to develop vaccines against HIV, provide better treatments for people living with AIDS and ultimately find a cure for the disease. ARP provides free research reagents to scientists working on HIV/AIDS all over the globe, positively impacting the research programs of over 1,000 different laboratories in 50 different countries.

Topic: Clinical Trial Sample Management