Dr. Bob Wallace, MD was one of the pioneers in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. When his office opened in 1987, at 2663 1st Ave. N in St. Petersburg, FL he participated in every clinical trial possible to help stop the spread of HIV. Dr. Bob made it his passion to attend every HIV conference related to the treatment of HIV/AIDS. In one trial known as FTC 303, Dr. Bob’s office had more patients enrolled in St. Petersburg than any other practice in the world.
He was a lead investigator until joining Gilead Sciences in 2001. The drug he studied in clinical trail would become known as Emtriva. Emtriva is a key component of four of the once daily combination medications available today. He was the first Medical Director for the State of Florida Disease Management Program, known as Positive Healthcare from 1999-2000. He was also one of the founding board members of the organization that would come to be known as The American Academy of HIV Medicine.