Strengthening voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) services is essential to an AIDS vaccine clinical trials program to select volunteers not infected with HIV for study.
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?
IAVI works with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Center for Geographic Medicine to provide community education on HIV prevention, and strengthen voluntary HIV counseling/testing services.
Potential Long Term Impact
Staff will conduct medical research, train peer-educators, conduct community group discussions, train hospital staff on HIV status confidentiality.
Total Funding Received to Date: $480
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 $480 . The original project funding goal was $124,960.