South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative

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The South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative or SAAVI is a South African organisation with the mission of coordinating the research and development of HIV vaccines in and for South Africa.


SAAVI was established in 1999 by the South African government as a project of the South African Medical Research Council.


SAAVI frequently partners with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.[citation needed]

Funding problems[edit]

In June 2009, SAAVI announced that it was testing a new HIV vaccine candidate but suspended all further vaccine development indefinitely due to lack of funds.[1]


  1. ^ Faul, Michelle (20 June 2009). "South Africa launches AIDS vaccine trial but slashes research funding". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Official website