Today, the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) commemorates HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and reflects on the long-standing efforts to develop an HIV vaccine and the significance of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development over the past year for the future of HIV vaccine research.
In this presentation, Dr. Roger Tatoud, presents the finding of an investigation led by the Enterprise to identify and characterize the ways in which HIV vaccine R&D has contributed to the early success of the COVID-19 vaccine response, the extent to which it has contributed across various dimensions, and the uniqueness of its contributions relative to other fields.
The IAS-led Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise welcomes new results from the AMP proof-of-concept studies (HVTN 704/HPTN 085 and HVTN 703/HPTN 081) demonstrating that infusions of the broadly neutralizing monoclonal HIV antibody (bNAb) VRC01 can prevent some HIV infections.
VIDEO – Making monoclonal antibodies broadly accessible to communities most at risk of HIV/AIDS – What would it take?’
The video recording of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and IAVI webinar to discuss challenges and opportunities on the Access to future monoclonal antibodies for HIV prevention is now available online.
The IAS hosted Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise welcomes interim results showing effectiveness of long-acting injectable PrEP. New results announced today by ViiV healthcare show that injection of long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) cabotegravir every two months is 89% more effective than a daily Truvada oral pill in a trial of women at increased risk of HIV acquisition.
With over 600 virtual sessions and events, AIDS 2020: Virtual will enable delegates to access and engage with the latest HIV science, advocacy and knowledge traditionally presented at the conference, while offering a range of new features made possible by the new virtual format. Biomedical prevention interventions have saved lives and helped prevent new HIV infections. However, declines in incidence remain far from UNAIDS targets. A safe and globally effective HIV vaccine remains a necessity for a durable control and end to the epidemic. Download the HIV vaccine, and vaccine research roadmap.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has taken the world by surprise, just as HIV did in the 1980’s. However, unlike HIV, the world has come together and shown that a coordinated, global response to a pandemic is possible in record time. Many aspects of this response, including the search for a vaccine, have built upon technologies and lessons learned from recent epidemics, including HIV.
Every year, World Immunization Week is celebrated during the last week of April with the aim of promoting the use of vaccines to protect people against infectious diseases. Although much progress has been made to develop vaccines, an HIV vaccine remains elusive. In this post we revisit one of the most promising HIV prevention vaccine studies that was prematurely halted due to lack of efficacy and highlight its critical role in informing HIV vaccine development.
The Enterprise is relaunching the “Bench to Clinic” web tool in the context of ongoing efficacy trials, a rich pipeline of new products and new approaches to the design and development of HIV vaccines. The tools provides an overview of the necessary steps in the process and estimates of corresponding timelines and budgets. It also drew attention to some potential challenges and provided links to relevant resources.
The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise encourages HIV vaccine researches to submit abstracts online from 3 February to 23 April through the HIVR4P website. Late breaker abstracts will be accepted from 23 July – 5 August. Abstracts about HIV vaccine research and development can be submitted across a range of categories from basic science to product implementation.
Established in 2003, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise) became a programme of IAS – the International AIDS Society – in 2018. The Enterprise unites stakeholders to share knowledge, foster collaboration, enable solutions and expand support critical to the development of – and future access to – an HIV vaccine.
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