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March 7, 2012
MHRP Profiles

Meet Dr. Milton Omondi, Program Director of the Walter Reed Project (WRP) HIV/AIDS Program, Kisumu West (Kenya). Dr. Omondi provides managerial oversight of the program’s prevention, care and treatment activities and serves as a clinical investigator in several HIV, TB and malaria studies. Additionally, he provides technical advice to ART clinical teams, including providing guidance on...

February 8, 2012
MHRP Kenya Country Director Receives Prestigious Military Civilian Award

In a recent ceremony in Kenya, Dr. Doug Shaffer, Director of the Walter Reed Project–Kenya and Deputy Director of MHRP’s therapeutics research received both the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Membership in the Order of Military Medical Merit.

The Department of the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award is the second highest award granted by the Secretary of the Army or a...

January 10, 2012
Vaccine Partially Protects Monkeys from HIV-like Infection

New vaccine research in monkeys suggests that scientists are closing in on the critical ingredients of a protective HIV vaccine and identifies new HIV vaccine candidates to test in human clinical trials. COL Nelson Michael, director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program was senior author on the paper, which was published ahead of print in the online version of the journal Nature on Jan. 4...

January 4, 2012
Promising Results of Novel Combination HIV Vaccine

Results from a recent study show that novel vaccine combinations can provide partial protection against infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in rhesus monkeys. In addition, in the animals that became infected, the optimal vaccine combinations also substantially reduced the amount of virus in the blood. Results from the studies were published online today in the journal Nature. ...

January 4, 2012
Promising Results of Novel Combination HIV Vaccine

Results from a recent study show that novel vaccine combinations can provide partial protection against infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in rhesus monkeys. In addition, in the animals that became infected, the optimal vaccine combinations also substantially reduced the amount of virus in the blood. Results from the studies were published online today in the journal Nature....

January 1, 2012
New Clinical Research Center and Comprehensive Care Center Open in Kericho

Two new facilities opened in Kericho, Kenya to support the area’s growing need for HIV care, treatment and research. The Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project (KEMRI/WRP) and the Kericho District Hospital/Ministry of Health (MoH) worked together to open a clinical research center and an HIV comprehensive care center reflecting the strong collaboration between the Kenyan and U.S...

December 30, 2011
MUWRP Provides Safe Male Circumcision at Uganda's Parliament Health Week

The parliamentary commission held its annual Parliament Health Week from December 5-8, 2011. This year’s theme encouraged living a healthy lifestyle and HIV/AIDS and cancer awareness. 

The Parliament of Uganda invited the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) to promote and provide Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) services to members of Parliament and staff during the health fair...

December 23, 2011
A Trip to Koome Island

Due to the good work being done by the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) PEPFAR program in Uganda's Kayunga district, a neighboring district, Koome subcounty, approached MUWRP about expanding its PEPFAR program into their district. In addition to the usual rural health care centers in this district, there are several fishing communities that also need HIV services. Although...

December 21, 2011
President's Bioethics Commmission Released Its Report on Human Subjects Protection

In its report concerning federally-sponsored research involving human volunteers, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that current rules and regulations provide adequate safeguards to mitigate risk. In its report, “Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research," the Commission also recommended 14 changes to current practices to better...

November 30, 2011
Statement on World AIDS Day 2012

COL Nelson Michael, Director, MHRP

As we approach World AIDS Day, I am happy to report that we are accelerating progress against HIV on all fronts.  We are coming together now more than ever—countries, organizations, prevention tools, research disciplines, and government agencies—in an unprecedented effort to control the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

A new UNAIDS report provides...

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