Community Engagement

IAVI works to both understand and empower people and those communities hardest hit by HIV/AIDS with a  focus on women, men who have sex with men (MSM) fishing communities and discordant couples, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, the epicenter of the global AIDS epidemic.

Working closely with academic, clinical, government, industry, community and civil society partners worldwide, IAVI creates and shares knowledge to inform research and policy agendas while strengthening skills and technology by: 

  • Gaining critical scientific and social insights
  • Ensuring that those who most need a vaccine are an integral part of the research process
  • Understanding and empowering marginalized groups
  • Helping African and Indian institutions and scientists play an increasingly important role in HIV vaccine research.

More than 30 years into the pandemic, it is clear that a vaccine is essential to both achieve and sustain the end of AIDS.

Read on to learn more about how clinical research efforts to develop a safe, effective, preventive HIV vaccine are already benefiting those most in need by producing dividends that extend far beyond the vaccine search.