With 40 million infections worldwide and 14,000 new infections occurring each day, the AIDS pandemic continues to grow, despite advances in prevention and treatment. A preventive vaccine is the best long-term solution to the pandemic. But much still remains to be done to discover and make a vaccine accessible globally.
To advance the search for an AIDS vaccine, the Blueprint recommends a coordinated paradigm shift that would improve the AIDS vaccine pipeline, accelerate product testing and strengthen the contribution of developing countries. The Blueprint proposes financing models and a range of policy initiatives needed to speed the development of an AIDS vaccine.
Speaking will be: Seth Berkley, CEO and President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Pontiano Kaleebu, Assistant Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute
Room 3, Media Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m.EDT
For more information go to: http://www.iavi.org/viewpage.cfm?aid=1459
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