News From our Blog
We’re hoping to excite you about our work and to introduce you to who we are as a research team dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic. In the future, you will find interviews with staff members and clinical trial participants, explanations of the science and logic behind our clinical trials, news about community events, and much more.
Healthy + Life
The mission of the AIDS Clinical Trials Research Unit is to conduct research trials to cure HIV infection and reduce the burden of disease due to HIV infection and its complications, including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. Research trials are designed to expanding antiretroviral therapy (ART), managing drug resistance, preventing and treating co-infections, evaluating acute and long-term toxicities.
Join the Prevention fight
The Clinical Trials Unit Prevention Research mission is to conduct research studies that test the safety and effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent the acquisition and transmission of HIV. Our research is design to evaluate new HIV prevention interventions and strategies in populations and geographical regions that bear a disproportionate burden of infection.
The HVTU (HIV Vaccine Trials Unit) at the University of Pennsylvania shares the philosophy that recognizes the importance of public support in finding a vaccine against AIDS. Our staffs work actively to help community members understand the general science of HIV/AIDS vaccines, as well as research methods and clinical trial processes. Through our efforts, we hope to dispel some of the misconceptions that surround HIV/AIDS and human subject studies.