LAST EDITED ON Jun-17-08 AT 04:37 PM (CST) by Rajah (admin)
ASHA has graciously set up an account just for herpes clinical research. Please make a donation, 20 dollors from everyone on this board would go a long way. We aren't asking for alot from a few, but for everyone to make a small contribution. All donations are 100% confidential.
To make donation:
MAKE SURE AND CHOOSE "Herpes Research (clinical)"
Or by phone or mail:
You’ll be able to donate online or by phone (1-800-522-4375) with a credit card or fill out the form and send a check to:
American Social Health Association (ASHA)
Attn: Gift Processing
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
MAKE SURE TO PUT A SPECIAL CODE “HSVCR” IN THE MEMO LINE ON YOUR CHECK OR MAKE SURE YOU MENTION THE CODE BY PHONE SO IT GOES IN THIS/OUR FUND.
We are working on adding PayPal
ASHA stands for American Social Health Association. It is affilated with ASTDA (American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association). ASTDA is run by the University of Washington which will give us the publicit we need for this to succeed!
One special note if you donate early, ASHA will return all of your funds (as long as the code is on it) if the board declines the fund when they meet on July 25-26.
How the funds are allocated. The ASHA & ASTDA board will usually receive around 200 proposals from all the research institutions and universities and then they will first narrow it down to 20 and then to 5. The fund is set up PURELY for vaccine research, it will not go to anti-virals or education.
They say that to get proposals from these research institutions and universities started they usually need around $60,000 (US) in hand otherwise the research institutions and universities won’t put in the hours of drafting a proposal.
5-10% of the donations will go to ASHA for running the fund.
SO LETS RAISE SOME MONEY!!! NEXT TIME A VACCINE IS JUST SITTING AROUND WAITING FOR THE MONEY TO MOVE FORWARD, WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!