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We're at the forefront of the battle against HIV to protect U.S. troops from infection and to reduce the global impact of the disease.
With U.S. troops deployed around the world, it is our mission to both protect U.S. military personnel and serve the international community by reducing risk of HIV-1 infection.
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-1 vaccine, the program provides prevention, care and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
MHRP is centered at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.
MHRP was authorized by Congress in 1986, and since has become a leader in international efforts to combat HIV. With five sites in Africa and Asia, the program’s growth has been achieved through the combination of strong vaccine science, the careful development of research sites, and partnerships with key research institutions in the U.S. and host countries.
The integration of prevention, care and treatment has helped MHRP build strong and trusting relationships with the communities in which research is conducted, while providing an ethical framework to conduct HIV clinical research.
The program’s network includes international laboratory and clinical research capabilities. MHRP has developed research sites in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Thailand. MHRP’s main laboratories are located in Rockville, Maryland.
Nature paper sheds light on challenges associated with cure research.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of all of those touched by the Malaysian Flight 17 tragedy.
On June 17 the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research convened expert working groups to advance cure research.
MHRP and the Makerere University Walter Reed Project plan to build three satellite clinics on the islands of Kimmi, Ddamba and Kansamewe, all part of the Koome Island chain in Lake Victoria.
For more than 25 years, MHRP has been working to combat HIV. We aim to develop a globally-effective HIV vaccine which would enable us not only to protect our Warfighters from HIV, but would be critical in the control of the global pandemic.