Avac Event

Just What is Discovery Medicine? And What Does it Mean for HIV Vaccine Research?

Participants joined to gain a broad understanding of Discovery Medicine including an overview of the current landscape for HIV vaccines. We also discussed what it means for HIV vaccine research and development moving forward, with a focus on community and advocacy priorities.


  • Dr. Betty Mwesigwa, Makerere University Walter Reed Project
  • Tian Johnson, BRILLIANT HIV Vaccine Discovery Consortium
  • Dr. Cathy Slack, HIV AIDS Vaccines Ethics Group
  • Dr. Sandhya Vasan, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, US Military HIV Research Program


  • Stacey Hannah, AVAC
  • Louis Shackelford, HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) & COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

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