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.
The Community Compass aims to keep the HVTN community informed about the Network’s research, sites' activities, and advances in the field of HIV Prevention and Vaccination. Read the latest issue >
Earlier this year I lost a dear friend and confidant to Covid-19. Gita Ramjee was a globally renowned HIV prevention researcher who drew inspiration from the communities she worked with in South Africa, the world’s epicenter of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Gita advocated for the need to develop more proven HIV prevention strategies to help women protect themselves from HIV.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, better known as HIV, was first identified as the cause of Acquired, Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1984, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) opened the first HIV vaccine clinical trial in 1987. The NIAID-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world's largest publicly-funded collaboration to develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, and since its inception in 1999 has conducted more than 80 clinical trials in more than a dozen countries, involving more than 22,000 study participants.
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.