23 years have passed since AIDS was first diagnosed, and with 14,000 new HIV infections every day, we must speed the search for an AIDS vaccine - the world's best hope to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Int’l AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is speeding the search for an AIDS vaccine – the world’s best hope to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. A preventative vaccine would be given to people uninfected with HIV to prevent them from becoming infected or developing AIDS. In Africa, most new HIV infections occur among women; a vaccine would protect women who are coerced into unsafe sex. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox from the planet and polio from most countries-we must add AIDS to this list.
How will this project solve this problem?
In Kenya, 4 trials of AIDS vaccine candidates implemented; training of local scientists; HIV testing and counseling; construction of vaccine trial facilities; and educating political leaders and community groups about the search for an AIDS vaccine
Potential Long Term Impact
Each month sooner that an effective AIDS vaccine is available will save millions of lives. Supporting IAVI’s work in Kenya will accelerate the search for an AIDS vaccine while providing new clinical facilities and training for local residents
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,752
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,752 . The original project funding goal was $928,500.