Hutchinson Centre Research Institute - South Africa

The Hutchinson Centre Research Institute - South Africa is a nonprofit, South African entity established by Fred Hutch with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

This institute includes the Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory, a state-of-the-art immunology laboratory and training facility. This laboratory supports clinical trials work conducted through Fred Hutch's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is supported through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Reporter Deborah Bach and photojournalist Robert Hood will be reporting from the ground and posting stories and photos in our Hutch in South Africa web section about the Cape Town laboratory opening – be sure to check in daily!

The Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory collects critical data to help inform decisions on the advancement of new HIV vaccines.

Useful links

The Search for an HIV Vaccine
Fall 2013 Quest magazine

Stopping HIV's March
Fred Hutch Annual Report

Quest for an HIV Cure

HIV Vacccine Trials Network
Headquarters for international HIV efforts