HVTN Trial Basics

HIV virus structure
1) Viral envelope; 2) matrix; 3) capcid; 4) gp120 glycoprotien; 5) integrase; 6) viral RNA; 7) reverse transcriptase; 8) glycan shield; 9) V1-V2 loop; 10) V3 loop; 11) CD4 binding site; 12) MPER

Not a scientist? The following pages will allow you to get familiar with the work of the HVTN, what we do, and how we do it. If you are a scientist, these pages may help you to communicate about what you do with study volunteers, friends, and family!