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About Us

MHRP is at the forefront of the battle against HIV to protect U.S. troops from infection and to reduce global impact of the disease. With an international network of research sites throughout Africa and Asia, the program’s growth and success has been achieved through a combination of strong science, careful development of research sites and partnerships with key research institutions in the U.S. and host countries.

Since its inception in 1986, MHRP has emerged as a world leader in HIV vaccine research, threat assessment and epidemiology, HIV diagnostics and functional cure research. The integration of prevention and treatment has helped MHRP build strong and trusting relationships within the communities where research is conducted and provides an ethical framework to conduct HIV clinical research. MHRP is centered at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

Our mission is to protect the U.S. Military from HIV and improve global health by conducting research to develop an HIV vaccine, reduce new infections and advance strategies to induce a cure. You can read our strategic plan here.