Health
 Uganda
Project #539

AIDS Vaccine Research in Uganda

by The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Summary

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
$400,000.00
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

About IAVI

Organization Information

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.jcrc.co.ug
The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $673 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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