AIDS Vaccine for Asia Network (AVAN): Expanding the Regional Role in Developing HIV Vaccines

Published: September 21, 2010

The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to spread and an AIDS vaccine is urgently needed. While facing unprecedented challenges, AIDS vaccine development activities are continuing around the globe [1],[2]. Recent results of the Thai Phase III vaccine trial are renewing such efforts [3]. In accordance with the goals of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise) [4], there is now clear recognition of the role that regional alliances can play in fostering and facilitating AIDS vaccine development [5], and there is broad agreement that international collaborations are the most effective way forward to develop and evaluate the next generation of AIDS vaccine candidates [6].

In response to these challenges, the Asian region has recently formed the AIDS Vaccine for Asia Network (AVAN), with a clear vision and mission

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