August 5, 2014

Volunteers needed for HIV Vaccine Program

In the United States, HIV disproportionately infects certain groups and populations; however, HIV can infect anyone. Worldwide there are currently more than 40 million people infected with HIV. That number is growing.

Developing a vaccine is the best hope to control HIV/AIDS.

The Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program needs healthy, uninfected adults (ages 18-50) from all walks of life to help find a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.

There is no risk of HIV infection from the vaccines.

Volunteers must be available locally for 12-18 months. Volunteers will be compensated.

Call 322-HOPE (322-4673), visit www.hivvaccineresearch.com or email robbie.maris@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

In order to develop a vaccine that will work for everyone, researchers need all racial and ethnic groups, and anyone who is interested is encouraged to contact the program.