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.
IAVI will work closely with the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) in Kampala, Uganda to prepare an AIDS/HIV vaccine trials program enrolling participants at high risk for HIV infection.
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
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