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A Tale of Two Interdependent Pandemics

September 30, 2020

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. 

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HVTN Responds – No Justice, No Progress

June 3, 2020

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.

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Yunda Huang, Ph.D., flanked by her two children
Yunda Huang, Ph.D., flanked by her two children Yunda Huang

HVTN remains steadfast in the pursuit of a safe and globally effective preventive HIV vaccine

May 20, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Countries and communities mobilized resources to implement public health response strategies to curb the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the infectious virus that causes COVID-19. Though it is not readily apparent how long COVID-19 will continue to impact people's way of life, the virus has affected the HIV prevention research enterprise.

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