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AIDS Vaccine 2010

at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center


AIDS Vaccine 2010 helped to take HIV vaccine research a significant step forward through more than 475 presentations of the latest research in HIV infection, the interaction of the virus with the immune system, vaccine design and development and clinical research. Read the opening press release here.

Approximately 50 journalists attended the conference and reported on the major advances presented at the meeting including:

  • isolation of several broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV;
  • discoveries that shine new light on human immune responses to HIV infection;
  • ongoing analysis of the first large-scale human trial to demonstrate that a vaccine can reduce HIV infections.

Coverage of these advances will be posted soon.

AIDS Vaccine 2010 also awarded 22 journalists from 17 countries scholarships to attend AIDS Vaccine 2010 and participate in two days of intensive background sessions on HIV vaccine research in advance of the conference.

This two-day training was a collaboration between the National Press Foundation and the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. More than 15 international experts presented the journalists. The agenda included expert-led sessions on various topics relating to HIV vaccine research.  Click here for the agenda PDF. The journalist fellows all went on to cover the conference, which took place September 27- October 1. Resources from the sessions, including audio and PowerPoint presentations by speakers, journalist's stories and other information are available on the National Press Foundation's web site.

Key sessions and press conferences from AIDS Vaccine 2010 are webcast on the webcasting page.