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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...

May 12, 2014
The Important and Varied Role of Nurses in HIV Research

Nurses play an integral role on the research team of HIV studies and vaccine clinical trials. In honor of International Nurses Day, held annually in May, we take a moment to profile two hard-working nurses who are helping in the quest to find an end to AIDS.

The Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok is a critical partner to the U.S. military’s HIV...

April 25, 2014
How the Military is Engaged in the Battle Against Malaria

For the observance of World Malaria Day, MHRP is pleased to share this statement from Col. Rob Paris, director of the Military Malaria Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research highlighting the U.S. military's role in malaria prevention, treatment and diagnostics. Malaria and HIV coinfections often coexist in many parts of the world and combined, malaria and HIV cause more...

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