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Proceed To Article New Partnerships Formed To Develop HIV/AIDS Vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today four novel public-private partnerships to accelerate development of promising HIV/AIDS vaccines for use around the world. The new partnerships, called HIV Vaccine Design and Development Teams (HVDDT), tap the different skills and talents of private industry and academic research centers, and provide incentive to move strong HIV/AIDS vaccine candidates out of the laboratory and into human testing. More...

Proceed To Article HIV Vaccine Glossary
HIV/AIDS vaccines have been in the news as vaccine development teams race to clinical trials on human subjects. To help you cut through the jargon of vaccine development, Vidyya presents this glossary of HIV vaccine terms. More...

Proceed To Article Why An AIDS Vaccine?
Globally, one in every 100 adults 15 to 49 years of age is HIV-infected; at least 80 percent of these infections are due to heterosexual transmission. By the end of 1997, an estimated 30.6 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS, including 1.1 million children younger than 15 years of age. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, at least 8.2 million children younger than 15 have been orphaned because of the premature deaths of HIV-infected parents. More...
Proceed To Article HIV Infection And AIDS
More than 700,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the United States since 1981, and as many as 900,000 Americans may be infected with HIV. The epidemic is growing most rapidly among minority populations and is a leading killer of African American males. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects six times more African Americans than whites and three times more Hispanics than whites. More...

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