HIV/AIDS affects over 30 million people, and infects almost 3 million each year. It destroys individuals and families, preying on shame and indifference, and the cumulative effect on communities is catastrophic. Because AIDS often affects adults in their most productive years, it not only deprives individuals of their brothers and sisters, it strips countries of their teachers and nurses. Treatment is still prohibitively expensive and prevention efforts are inadequate. The world needs a vaccine.
Vaccine development is a painstaking process, and a global vaccine is all the more challenging. In order to make sure our vaccine is effective, we will develop and validate it where it is most needed, while training local scientists.
Our work WILL bring the world closer to an HIV vaccine that is globally accessible. The global impact of reducing the number of new infections will be enormous