Since 1987 the Minnesota AIDS Clinical Trials Unit has enrolled more than 2,000 volunteers from the upper midwest in cutting-edge studies to advance the treatment of HIV/AIDS and its complications. Due to funding priorities, we were not awarded an NIH grant to continue this vital work. Fortunately we have some funds available from the International Center for Antiviral Research and Epidemiology (I CARE) to continue our clinical research. However, these funds are not sufficient to accomodate all of the patients who want to volunteer for our studies and soon will be exhausted. We’re appealing to caring and concerned individuals and organizations to help us out by considering matching contributions to our I CARE program.