Medical Definition of IAVI

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

IAVI: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. A remarkable example of a global not-for-profit organization working to improve world health. IAVI's mission is to speed the search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS, focusing on developing countries. Founded in 1996 and operational in over 20 countries, IAVI and its network of scientific partners research and develop AIDS vaccine candidates. IAVI also works to assure that a vaccine will be globally accessible.

Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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