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.

History[edit]

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

Partners[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Official website