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Weekly Literature Review 21 July 2017

Weekly roundup of peer reviewed literature in the HIV vaccine field prepared by IAVI, including links to abstracts or full open-access articles. AIDS VACCINE DESIGN IMMUNOGENICITY EFFICACY Preferential Targeting of Conserved Gag Regions after Vaccination with a Heterologous DNA prime - Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) boost HIV-1 vaccine regimenBauer, A., L. Podola, P. Mann, M. Missanga, [...]


Toward a Pan-African HIV Vaccine Development Agenda

The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise together with its African partners organized a meeting of 60 researchers, regulators, funders and advocates on 16-17 March 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda to propose a Pan-African HIV Vaccine Development Agenda to ensure that no country, population or clade is left behind in this effort. That meeting built on discussions at other meetings such as [...]


EDCTP Announcement of 2017 calls for proposals

EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones. The calls for proposals are part of the EDCTP work plan for 2017 which was approved by the General Assembly (GA) of the EDCTP [...]


Recruiting a Steering Group for

We are currently looking to engage’s first Steering Group! The Steering Group will help to define strategy and priority areas for the network, increase its visibility, ensure it responds to the needs of its users and oversee and support the efforts of topic- specific working groups addressing different priorities for constituents. The Steering Group will have [...]


HIV Vaccine Design and Development Partnerships in Africa

A satellite organized by IAVI, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, and the MRC/UVRI Uganda that was held during the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2016 conference and chaired by Pontiano Kaleebu, Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute, and Peter Dukes, Africa Research Excellence Fund. The premise of the workshop was that despite many efforts toward capacity strengthening for HIV research [...]

Read more... An Overview

Over several years, many formal and informal discussions among African stakeholders approached the need for an “African voice for AIDS vaccine research” — a unified resource that would help to foster, support and strengthen the efforts of African researchers, communities, advocacy groups, governments, and other key players to more effectively participate in the search for an AIDS vaccine for [...]


Meet the Champions Shaping

“United we stand, divided we fall,” says Dr. Julien Nyombayire, a Rwanda-based HIV prevention research physician with the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group-Project San Francisco. This simple pronouncement captures the guiding principle of Julien and his fellow Champions who are helping to guide the African AIDS Vaccine Virtual Network, or, as it ramps up its activity throughout 2017. The [...]