HIV Sector and Policy Makers meet on World AIDS Vaccine Day
On World AIDS Vaccine Day (18 May), NAT (National AIDS Trust) is hosting an event to discuss progress on the road to developing new technologies to prevent HIV.
The event, New Government, New Development Agenda, New Prevention Technologies brings together civil society, scientists and policy makers to discuss recent progress in microbicide and vaccine development and agree priorities for next year.
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT, says;
“The past year has seen many developments in the field of new prevention technology. The Thai vaccine trial produced a modest result, two new antibodies that may help neutralise HIV were discovered and we are likely to hear more results in the microbicide field later this year.
The HIV sector, policy makers, funders and Parliamentarians must all work together to build on the momentum of last year. The new Government provides an opportunity for the UK to renew its commitment to supporting the development of new prevention technologies”
To mark the 13th World AIDS Vaccine Day, IAVI (International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) has released a statement.
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