International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

A not-for-profit Product Development Partnership, IAVI works with academic, government, industrial and NGO partners to connect innovative science with clinical development capabilities, translating laboratory breakthroughs into promising vaccine candidates.

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) was created in 1996 out of recognition that the best long-term solution to the growing AIDS epidemic was a vaccine. As a global organization operating across borders to meet the challenges posed by the epidemic, IAVI works to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible and preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI's work focuses on four areas:

  • Support through advocacy and education (by identifying and filling other scientific gaps);
  • Scientific progress (by supporting promising vaccine development partnerships);
  • Industrial participation in AIDS vaccine development (by expanding public-private collaboration and creating incentives for private sector investment and participation in HIV vaccine development); and
  • Global access (by creating the policies necessary for getting the vaccines to all those who need it).

IAVI is a product development partnership (PDP) that collaborates with more than 100 academic, industry and government organizations around the world to research and develop AIDS vaccines, and to advocate for the HIV-prevention field. Over the past decade, IAVI and its partners have launched research consortia to address some of the major challenges of the field.


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  • Start Date 1996