18 May 2021 – HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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.

How HIV Vaccine R&D is enabling the rapid COVID-19 vaccine response

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.

AMP studies demonstrate proof of concept of passive immunization for HIV prevention

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.