Projects

Bench to Clinic Roadmap

From┬áThe Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Taking new vaccines into a phase I study requires comprehensive knowledge of a large number of issues in various areas and an understanding of how they impact one another, of which only a handful of investigators, funders and community representatives can fully fathom. Recognition of Read more…

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Microbicides for HIV Prevention

Microbicides are compounds that can be applied inside the vagina or rectum to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. They can be formulated as gels, creams, films, or suppositories. Microbicides may or may not have spermicidal activity (contraceptive effect). At present, an effective microbicide is not available (WHO Read more…

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Diseases of Poverty

A conceptual framework for understanding the diseases of poverty. Despite tremendous technological and scientific progresses in the understanding of diseases and their management, millions of people in the developing world still die of preventable infections and food scarcity whilst millions of other in the developped world die of diseases of Read more…

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HIV Prevention, an Overview

HIV prevention goes far beyond the simplistic ABC message that hijacks most of the media attention. This figure tries to illustrate the breadth and diversity of the field of HIV prevention (Click to enlarge). It would still need to be further expanded to really cover all the aspects of an Read more…