We are the world’s largest publicly-funded international collaboration focused on the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Learn more >
Our sites conduct all phases of clinical trials - from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy. Learn more >
Worldwide, thousands of people have participated in HIV vaccine trials. Volunteers are the heroes of vaccine development. Learn more >
A NIAID-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) cross-protocol analysis designed to assess the self-reported beneficial and negative social impacts (NSI) experienced by study participants was published earlier this year in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). The study enrolled 8347 people across 48 completed preventive HIV vaccine trials, which were conducted between December 2000 and September 2017.
George Floyd, Gabriella Nevarez, Michelle Cusseaux, Alexia Christian, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Charlena Lyles, Stephon Clark, Terence Crutcher, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Che Taylor, Eric Garner, Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, Laquan McDonald……the list of Black/African American people murdered continues to grow. This is unacceptable.
Epidemics and pandemics are magnifying glasses for tragedies. Those of us who have fought to address the biological outcomes of racial injustice work every day in communities where the human cry of “no justice, no peace” is resonating off the walls. It echoes with us as we try to work in a world where structural racism and discrimination consistently highlight difference.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been over 20 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and over 700,000 associated deaths throughout the world. These numbers are so staggering that most of society remains shut down until a safe and effective vaccine is brought to market.
Having already claimed a significant number of lives worldwide, Covid-19 is one of the most acute global health crises many people – especially Americans – have ever faced. Because fully reopening society and repairing the economy is contingent on developing a vaccine (while taking the necessary precautions to prevent transmission of Covid-19), many Americans are just now coming to grips with what that process entails.
We support the next generation of HIV researchers with structured mentoring, projects, training, and networking opportunities. Learn more >
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.