Feature

Charity of the week: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

The goal of IAVI is to develop a vaccine against AIDS and HIV.

The mission of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (iavi.org) is the rapid development of an effective vaccine against AIDS and HIV. Coordinating the work of its in-house research laboratories with governments, private businesses, and universities on four continents, IAVI focuses on avenues of research that have previously been neglected in AIDS vaccine development initiatives. A study completed in 2009 in Thailand demonstrated the validity of the concept that a human vaccine can prevent HIV infection. IAVI and its partner research organization are now studying antibodies that can neutralize a large number of variants of the fast-mutating AIDS virus.

Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator ranks not-for-profit organizations on the effectiveness of their programs, their control of administrative and fund-raising expenses, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest ranking.

Recommended

10 things you need to know today: October 28, 2021
Iran Nuclear Plant
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: October 28, 2021

The exaggerated threat of hypersonic missiles
Mark Milley.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

The exaggerated threat of hypersonic missiles

Official: ISIS in Afghanistan could be able to attack U.S. in 6 months
Aerial view of the Pentagon.
national security

Official: ISIS in Afghanistan could be able to attack U.S. in 6 months

What America can learn from Germany's pandemic response
German testing site.
'simple precautions'

What America can learn from Germany's pandemic response

Most Popular

5 toons about Bannon's contempt of Congress charge
Political Cartoon.
Feature

5 toons about Bannon's contempt of Congress charge

The 'Trump app' will be the insurrection on steroids
Donald Trump.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

The 'Trump app' will be the insurrection on steroids

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers
Help wanted sign
Help Wanted

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers