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An Army-sponsored phase III clinical trial (RV144) involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand showed that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection.
RV217: A multi-site research study on acute HIV infections
RV254: An early HIV infection study in Thailand
RV262: Phase I study to evaluate a combination DNA prime/MVA vector boost vaccine regimen
RV305: Immunogenicity study evaluating extended boosting regimens using the same vaccine components used in RV144
RV329: African Cohort Study
A new report, "Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Reponse," details findings and recommendations from the President's Bioethics Commission and argues for an ethical approach to tackling the Ebola epidemic around the world.
A clinical trial called HVTN 100 has been launched in South Africa to study an investigational HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune responses it generates in study participant
A new Phase Ib clinical trial of two experimental Ebola vaccines began today in Kampala, Uganda.
MHRP is collaborating with Spot On Sciences on a new study for detecting infectious pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C and mosquito-borne infections such as dengue, West Nile and chikungunya virus in deployed troops.
Last fall, CDR Jennifer Malia, DrPH, MHRP’s Assistant Chief of the Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and Monitoring, jumped at the opportunity to deploy to Liberia and treat Ebola patients. Malia spent more than a month in Monrovia, setting up a dedicated Ebola Treatment Center for health care workers and running a laboratory.
The Role of Research Nurses in HIV Research
Nurses play an integral role on the research team of HIV studies and vaccine clinical trials. Read more about two hard-working nurses who are helping MHRP in the quest to find an end to AIDS.
Video: Early HIV Infection Study Offers Insight Into the Initial Stages of HIV Infection
MHRP researchers and Thai collaborators are leading the way in acute infection studies. One study, called RV254/SEARCH 010 is providing knowledge about the earliest HIV events that may provide clues to developing an effective HIV vaccine or even help identify ways to achieve a functional cure.