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IAVI Awarded Grants to Expedite AIDS Vaccine Development

October 3, 2016

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has recently been awarded two new grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expedite the development of promising AIDS vaccine candidates and other new biomedical HIV prevention tools. The grants provide for funding in an amount of almost US$60M over three and a half years.

Insights into the Development of Antibodies That Target a Large Portion of HIV Strains Could Advance Vaccine Design

May 17, 2016

A sub-Saharan African donor's blood has yielded remarkable finds that could be crucial in the search for an AIDS vaccine. An infected donor's immune system naturally made potent antibodies, which lab tests showed could effectively recognize and neutralize about 50 percent of all HIV-1 strains circulating around the world. HIV-1 is the most widespread HIV type globally. Researchers managed to observe and understand the process of how the immune system developed these antibodies.

IAVI Welcomes New Data from Dapivirine Ring Studies

February 22, 2016

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) welcomes new data from two late-stage clinical studies indicating that vaginal rings containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine can safely help protect vulnerable women in Sub-Saharan Africa from HIV infection.

IAVI Announces Continued Funding from Dutch Government

February 17, 2016

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is happy to announce continued funding from the Dutch Government, a longtime partner in the mission to ensure a safe, effective and accessible AIDS vaccine.

Study Provides Additional Insights for AIDS Vaccine Design

January 15, 2016

A new study helps AIDS vaccine researchers further understand how HIV interacts with its host, and how some people naturally produce antibodies against the virus’ many variants. The study, authored by researchers from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and partners, was published 14 January in PLOS Pathogens.