Research initiatives/academic groups
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The New York-based Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center conducts basic research and clinical trials on HIV/AIDS, and is affiliated to The Rockefeller University. The website contains a brief fact sheet and a particularly clear graphical illustration of the stages of the HIV life cycle
. The Center has recently begun a phase I clinical trial
of an HIV vaccine that is particularly representative of the HIV strain most prevalent in China.
The African AIDS Vaccine Programme was conceived in June 2000 as a network of African experts, working together to promote and facilitate HIV vaccine research and evaluation in Africa. Sponsored by WHO-UNAIDS, its mission is to advocate and support a coordinated effort to contribute to the global HIV vaccine development goals, ensuring that appropriate and affordable vaccines are developed for Africa in the shortest possible time.
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is an international collaboration of scientists from more than 20 institutions worldwide developing and testing HIV vaccines in all phases of clinical trials. The website contains an excellent searchable database
of ongoing trials, background information and a media archive, and a summary of major issues discussed at the July 2004 International AIDS Conference in Bangkok
The Institute of Tropical Medicine provides training and research into tropical medicine and veterinary health care in developing countries. Its activities include studies on disease control and healthcare systems, education, clinical care, and support for governments and institutions involved in human and animal health. The website provides information about the institute's activities, including research in biomedical sciences, public health and clinical sciences. It also provides access to information about diagnostic supplies, and to resources such as blogs, networks and meetings about global health.
This global non-profit organisation established by PATH (the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) develops and tests potential malaria vaccines. The website contains background information on its malaria vaccine programme, including fact sheets, project and strategy outlines, interviews, and extensive links to other vaccine and malaria-related organisations.
The Institute of Human Virology, in Maryland, United States, is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to finding new treatments and vaccines for HIV, hepatitis C, and other diseases. Its main focus is basic and clinical HIV/AIDS research, including vaccine development. The website is well organised with information and links to collaborators around the world, as well as a list of clinical trials