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Title: Accelerating the development of an AIDS vaccine: The AIDS vaccine for Asia network (AVAN)
Authors: Punnee Pitisuttithum
Supachai Rerks-Ngarm
Joseph Chiu
Jerome Kim
Michael Benenson
Stephen J. Kent
Hiko Tamashiro
Amapola Manrique
Alan Bernstein
Rajat Goyal
Rossana A. Ditangco
David A. Cooper
Saladin Osmanov
Bonnie Mathieson
Eric Sandstrom
Jose Esparza
Rodney Hoff
Yiming Shao
Mahidol University
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
US Military HIV Research Program
University of Melbourne
Hokkaido University
Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia
Organisation Mondiale de la Sante
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Karolinska University Hospital
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Regional Emerging Diseases Intervention Centre
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2011
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.42, No.5 (2011), 1130-1146
Abstract: HIV/AIDS is a major public health problem worldwide, especially in developing countries. The development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine is central to stopping the epidemic and would be a great public health tool. The AIDS Vaccine for Asia Network (AVAN) is a group of concerned investigators committed to assisting regional and global HIV vaccine efforts. AVAN's focus on improving the coordination and harmonization of research, ethical reviews, clinical trial capacity, regulatory frameworks, vaccine manufacturing, community participation, and government advocacy could help accelerate HIV vaccine efforts in the region. At a meeting in November 2010, researchers from various countries in Asia presented their progress in HIV vaccine research and development. Six working groups discussed the current status, gaps and methods to strengthen capacity and infrastructure in various areas related to AIDS vaccine research and development. These discussions led to the development of prioritized action plans for the next 5 years. This report describes the gaps and challenges HIV vaccine research faces in the region and recommends improvement and standardization of facilities, and coordination and harmonization of all activities related to AIDS vaccine research and development, including possible technology transfer when a vaccine becomes available.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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