HIV Vaccine Trials Network - Laboratory Personnel Support

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Investigator: Teri Liegler, PhD
Sponsor: University of Washington (UW)

Location(s): Malawi; Mozambique; South Africa; China; Peru

Description

he HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy.  Over the past decade, the HVTN has aimed to improve the process of designing, implementing, and analyzing vaccine trials. Several major achievements include streamlining protocol development while maintaining input from diverse stakeholders, establishing a laboratory program with standardized assays and systems allowing for reliable assessments across trials, setting statistical standards for the field, and actively engaging with site communities. These achievements have allowed the HVTN to conduct over 50 clinical trials and make numerous scientific contributions to the field.