Myron Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences
Immunology+Infectious Diseases Prime
Dates of Research:
February 1, 2007 — November 30, 2013
This project creates an AIDS research clinical trials unit at the Botswana-Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Partnership in Botswana (BHP). The clinical trials unit conducts a fully integrated program for conducting AIDS clinical trials in three programmatic areas: vaccines, therapy, and prevention research. The clinical trials unit would include three research sites; the Gaborone HIV vaccine trial unit, the Gaborone prevention and treatment trial unit, and the Molepolole prevention and treatment trial unit. The combined resources of the BHP have major expertise in clinical trial research, extensive facilitates, and a large and diversified population of potential volunteers.