An HIV Vaccine: The World's best long-term hope for ending AIDS.

Who We Are

We are the world’s largest publicly-funded international collaboration focused on the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Learn more >

What We Do

Our sites conduct all phases of clinical trials - from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy. Learn more >

Get Involved

Worldwide, thousands of people have participated in HIV vaccine trials.  Volunteers are the heroes of vaccine development. Learn more >

(Top Left) Mr. Antelmo Haule scientist - Main laboratory. (Top Right) Community engagement activities in the community. (Bottom Left) NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center (the new CRS). (Bottom Right) CAB members at World AIDS day 2013.


A Small HIV Intervention  Programme becomes a Government Clinical Trial Centre

The Mbeya region in Tanzania is a remote, rural area that encompasses two major highways and is adjacent to two international borders. In the late 1980s, the HIV epidemic rapidly expanded in the Mbeya region, fueled by these unique geographic features and exacerbated by a lack of trained health staff, shortage of medicine, and a poor healthcare infrastructure.  Read More.


Mucosal sampling in HVTN trials

The HVTN collects different types of samples from participants in its studies. These samples include fluids and cells from the mucosa, and we call the collection of these samples mucosal sampling. What is the mucosa and why do we sample it? Read More. 

Scholar Awards

We support the next generation of HIV researchers with structured mentoring, projects, training, and networking opportunities. Learn more >

Get the Right HIV Test

Getting the right test will prevent an incorrect diagnosis of HIV.  Your study site or VISP Testing Service can provide the right test.  Visit our frequently asked questions for more information.



SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

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