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The link between care and treatment and HIV vaccine research provides a powerful synergy between research and clinical programs.
MHRP defines the HIV epidemic in terms of military impact and is an important partner in international efforts to combat this devastating disease.
Leading the Battle Against HIV
MHRP is at the forefront of the battle against HIV to protect U.S. troops from infection and to reduce the global impact of the disease. While its primary focus is developing a globally effective HIV vaccine, the program provides prevention, care and treatment through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
HIV/AIDS: A Global Epidemic
HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic affecting more than 33 million people. While progress has been made, there is still much work to be done. Learn more about the military's role in mitigating the epidemic.
For over a century, the military medical community has solved significant international health problems. Cutting edge vaccine development continues today in HIV, malaria, dengue and enteric diseases.
Phase III Trial in Thailand
This HIV vaccine study showed—for the
first time ever—that it is possible for a vaccine to
reduce the risk of HIV infection in humans.
RV144 Correlates Studies
These laboratory studies, a follow-up to RV144, aimed to identify immune responses that correlated with the infection rate in the RV144 trial. The correlates studies provide “new clues” to how the vaccine regimen may have provided protection from HIV.
P5 Public-Private Partnership
A public-private partnership called P5 is planning the next set of Phase IIb trials to build on the results of RV144 and bring us closer to a licensable vaccine product.
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MHRP Principal Deputy Col. Jerome Kim has won the 2013 John Maher Award for Research Excellence from the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU).
U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt recently visited MHRP’s site in Tanzania to inaugurate a new specialized TB laboratory at the Mbeya Referral Hospital.
This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, we reflect upon how much we've learned in the quest for an effective vaccine. While we don't have a vaccine yet, we know a vaccine is possible and will be a critical tool to help end the epidemic.
In a ceremony held May 1, Col. Nelson Michael received the Hero of Military Medicine Award for the U.S. Army for his excellence as an HIV researcher and leader in global health.