Special Features

IAVI Report’s Special Features page offers a mix of video, audio, and printed materials that extend beyond what our regular bi-monthly publications offer. Here you will find audio chapters in our Living History of AIDS Vaccines series, which was launched in 2009. You can also find infographics, including an AIDS vaccine research timeline that is being updated periodically to reflect the ever-shifting tides of AIDS vaccine science, and special coverage of pivotal events like the RV144 trial that provided the first evidence of vaccine-induced protection against HIV.

Podcast: Q&A with Nelson Michael

For a Q&A that appeared in our Sep.-Oct. 2012 issue, Andreas von Bubnoff spoke with U.S. Military HIV Research Program director Nelson Michael to talk about the state of AIDS vaccine research. The MHRP is one of the main collaborators on RV144, the only clinical trial that has shown efficacy for an HIV vaccine candidate. Michael played a major role in conducting RV144, in its analysis, and in planning follow up trials. His laboratory collaborates with many other research groups around the world to develop new HIV vaccine candidates. Click on the icon below for an audio version of the interview. 


A Living History of AIDS
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Anthony Fauci


Antibodies and the Quest for an AIDS Vaccine

    • August 6, 2013 - Living Positive in Malaysia

      Q&A with Andrew Tan, founder and president of myPlus, a network of HIV-positive people in Malaysia. Tan came out in public as an HIV-positive gay man in his speech opening night of IAS 2013

    • May 9, 2013 - Curtains Down for the NEPRC

      The planned closure of the New England Primate Research Center shocks and dismays many in the close-knit community of HIV researchers who conduct primate studies.

    • September 13, 2012 - Cure Research: Marching on-but over uneven terrain

      A recent symposium captured the growing sense among researchers that HIV infection can be cured. But it also exposed the many challenges that lie ahead.

    • July 19, 2012 - Restricting HIV

      This year’s Retrovirus Meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory featured research on all aspects of HIV biology, but host cell restriction factors took center stage.

    • June 27, 2012 - Attacking Global Diseases in the 21st Century

      NFID conference showcases how vaccines are gaining ground against global scourges.

    • June 14, 2012 - The Monkey Diaries

      One of the clearest lessons to emerge from the 2007 STEP trial came, oddly enough, not from human volunteers but from monkeys.

    • September 1, 2009 - Special Report: Thai Trial Results

      Results from RV144 Send Scientists in Search of Clues. Whether or not this trial is the key that helps researchers unlock the mysteries of immunological protection against HIV, it provides an important clue—actually 8,000 of them.