ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21 The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), in coordination with the Rockville Vaccine Assessment Clinic (RVAC), is holding an informational event about HIV vaccine research on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 1600 E. Gude Drive, Rockville MD 20850.
The event will feature a guest speaker from MHRP who will discuss HIV vaccine trials as well as a community stakeholder speaking about their experience. MHRP hopes to engage the community in an informational discussion about this important topic and to answer any questions the public might have about HIV vaccine research.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at the following link by October 23, 2009. http://www.hivresearch.org/about/communityupdate.html
Refreshments will be provided.
The U.S. Military HIV Research Program
The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is at the forefront of the battle against HIV to protect U.S. troops from infection and to reduce the global impact of the disease.
MHRP is an international research program centered at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. Research is conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
While its primary focus has been on developing a globally effective preventive HIV-1 vaccine, MHRP is actively committed to and engaged in providing effective prevention, care and treatment programs in the communities in which they conduct research. At these sites -- which include Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand -- they also focus on strain surveillance, cohort development and therapeutic studies.
MHRP conducts Phase I clinical trials on candidate HIV vaccines and blood draw/blood component studies to support research at the Rockville Vaccine Assessment Center (RVAC), located adjacent to its research laboratories in Rockville, Maryland.
For more information, visit www.hivresearch.org.
SOURCE U.S. Military HIV Research Program