Vaccine Against HIV Research Study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are partnering with healthy volunteers to examine the effectiveness of a novel vaccine protecting against HIV
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Visits Conducted in Birmingham, AL
Healthy Adults
18 - 50 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world with no new HIV infections? We can, and that’s why we are so excited about our research that is underway to find a preventive HIV vaccine!

There are an estimated 38 million cases of HIV in the world today and the disease has claimed the lives of over 33 million people worldwide.

Many populations around the globe are still at risk based on where they live and their ethnic group, gender, and age range. New research is critical to the prevention of HIV.

Join our study to help us find a vaccine that will prevent HIV.
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Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our study aims to develop a safe vaccine to prevent HIV.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Ages 18 to 50
  • HIV negative (do not have HIV)
  • In generally good health
What will happen if I participate in this study?
Before, during, and after the study, we are here to answer any questions you have to make sure you understand what is involved.

Before you join:
  • When you contact us, we can tell you about the research we are doing.
  • You may be asked personal questions before coming into the clinic.
  • We will give you written information about the study, and you will have a detailed discussion with the clinic staff so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to join the study or not.
  • If you decide to join, you will have a physical exam that includes blood tests to check your health, and testing you for HIV.
During the study:
  • Our study requires coming into the clinic for 10+ over 1-2 years.
  • Every study involves getting injections or IV infusions. You might get the study product we are researching or you might get a placebo (a “fake” with no active ingredients).
  • When you are enrolled in the study, we will ask you to keep track of how you feel for 3-7 days following each IV or shot. The clinic staff will also be in contact with you to find out how you’re feeling during this time.
  • Follow-up visits will include HIV counseling and testing, and answering questions from the clinic staff.
After the study:
  • We may ask if we can contact you again for another study.
  • We will give you information about where you can get HIV testing.
  • When the study is complete we will tell you the results.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.