Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit
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We are currently enrolling for a new paid study to see how a persons body reacts when given an existing vaccine, for this study we are using the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The HPV vaccine we are using is a common licensed vaccine (Gardasil® 9) used to prevent HPV types that cause several kinds of cancer. Our long term hope is that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or for other viruses. All participants will receive the HPV vaccine and be compensated for their time and effort.
We are enrolling for a number of HIV vaccine studies that are being coordinated by the Fred Hutch HIV Vaccine Trials Network. The products used in all our trials are NOT produced from live HIV or from HIV-infected human cells. These study vaccines cannot cause HIV infection. We are looking for:
Mucosal Studies are in progress to gain an understanding of how the mucosal immune system works and people get infected with HIV through sex. We are looking at the inner lining, or mucous membrane, of people's anatomy. This knowledge will enable us to develop better ways to prevent HIV infection. We are looking for:
Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing up to 50 percent of the common colds. We hope that this study may provide information to help with understanding why some people get sick more than others from Rhinovirus. The study will compare the body’s immune system response to the common cold (Rhinovirus) in people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms vs. those that have symptoms more often. We hope to better understand which responses may be necessary for a vaccine to be successful against the common cold. There will be compensation per visit once enrolled in the study. We are looking for:
Observational studies help us learn more about the immune system in people. There are no medications or vaccines given.We are conducting a number of observational, also known as cohort, studies. We are looking for: