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October 23, 2014
Pox-Protein Public-Private Partnership

In 2009, the RV144 Thai vaccine trial provided the first evidence in humans that a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine is possible. Although efficacy was 31.2% at the end of the study, there was a higher early effect (60%) at 12 months. The Pox-Protein Public-Private Partnership (P5) is a diverse group of organizations committed to building on the success of the RV144 HIV vaccine trial...

September 30, 2014
MHRP Congratulates COL Jerome Kim on Top IVI Appointment

MHRP is proud to announce that our Principal Deputy Director, COL Jerome Kim, will be transitioning in 2015 to become the Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO). COL Kim will have spent more than 20 years with MHRP, including six...

September 30, 2014
MHRP Congratulates COL Jerome Kim on Top IVI Appointment

MHRP is proud to announce that our Principal Deputy Director, COL Jerome Kim, will be transitioning in 2015 to become the Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO). COL Kim will have spent more than 20 years with MHRP, including six...

July 24, 2014
State of the ART: HIV Cure, Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Dr. Jintanat Ananworanich gave a plenary presentation this week at AIDS 2014. Her talk was on "State of the ART: HIV Cure – where are we now and where are we going?" A video of her presentation can be viewed here.

MHRP also had several poster presentations at the conference around HIV diagnostics and therapeutics research. Collaborators from Kenya presented on Prevention of Mother to...

July 24, 2014
State of the ART: HIV Cure, Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Dr. Jintanat Ananworanich gave a plenary presentation this week at AIDS 2014. Her talk was on "State of the ART: HIV Cure – where are we now and where are we going?" A video of her presentation can be viewed here.

MHRP also had several poster presentations at the conference around HIV diagnostics and therapeutics research. Collaborators from Kenya presented on Prevention of Mother to...

July 20, 2014
Very early seeding of SIV viral reservoir found

A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in collaboration with MHRP has demonstrated that the viral reservoir is established extremely early after simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection of rhesus monkeys and before the virus can be detected in the blood.  The findings appeared online on July 20 in the journal Nature.

The viral reservoir...

July 18, 2014
Tragic Loss for The HIV Research Community

Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of all of those touched by the Malaysian Flight 17 tragedy. Six passengers were fellow HIV researchers and advocates heading to the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne. We are deeply saddened by the loss.

Among those lost was Dr. Joep Lange, a Dutch clinical researcher who specialized in HIV therapy. Dr. Lange was...

June 19, 2014
First Public Meeting of Cross-Sector HIV Cure Project

The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research convened the first public meeting on June 17 of the Forum HIV Cure Project: Focus on Regulatory Issues, a multi-stakeholder project that involves expert working groups and engagement with the broader HIV community to address emerging scientific and regulatory hurdles in HIV cure research.

The all-day meeting showcased the work of more than 100...

June 18, 2014
Bringing Health Services to the People

“If you build it…they will come” isn’t necessarily the case when it means you have to charter a boat for $50 just to obtain health services. In 2013 the Makerere University Walter Reed Project renovated a health facility on Koome Island, one of 16 islands located in Lake Victoria. The fully operational clinic allows residents of Koome to receive HIV care and treatment, which they previously...

May 16, 2014
HIV Vaccine Development and the US Military

May 18, marks HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. It has been more than 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported and more than 35 million people are living with the disease worldwide. 

For more than 25 years, the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been working to combat HIV. We aim to develop a globally-effective HIV vaccine...

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