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HIV vaccine clinical trial launches in South Africa

Community plays key role in testing a modified version of ‘Thai vaccine’ regimen

Feb. 18, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

As studies that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine get underway, a core partner in the effort is what is generally called “the community” – the thousands of volunteers who will take part in the trials and those who serve on volunteer community advisory boards.

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HIV vaccine trial passes first hurdle in South Africa

‘Encouraging’ results lay groundwork for more trials in 2015

Oct. 28, 2014 | By Mary Engel

The first in a series of clinical trials designed to build on the promise of an HIV vaccine that showed modest protection when tested in Thailand has passed a key hurdle, according to a new study. It paves the way for larger HIV vaccine trials to move forward in South Africa.

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'Rest in peace, Tata': South Africa mourns Nelson Mandela's death

Mandela, the country's first black president, was vocal about the clarity of science that unequivocally connected HIV with AIDS

Dec. 6, 2013 | By Glenda Gray, HIV Vaccine Trials Network co-principal investigator

Dr. Glenda Gray, co-prinicipal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) shares her perspective of Dr. Nelson Mandela following his death.

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