HIV-l vaccines are urgently needed especially in developing nations. HIV vaccine study sites are needed in developing nations for more rapid development and deployment of vaccines. DNA plasmid vaccines are promising candidates - Their potency needs to be improved. The programme will explore various modes of increasing the immunogenicity of priming with plasmid DNA; intradermal injections, with GM-CSF as adjuvant, intramucosal injections and boosting with a Modified Vaccinia Ankara vector, MVA. Vaccines produced from subtypes appropriate for Tanzania will be used. A study site will be established in Dar es Salaam- The prerequisites for approval will be addressed on all levels, paving the way to future trials - Immunogenicity studies will continue in Dar es Salaam, with a focus on mucosal immunity and durability of the immune response.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
Dar Es Salaam
7925 Observatory, Cape Town