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HIV/AIDS Vaccines Study Section [VACC]

The HIV/AIDS Vaccines [VACC] Study Section reviews applications concerned with all aspects of development of vaccines against HIV and related retroviruses.



  • Identification of potential vaccine epitopes or immunogens.
  • Design and development of different types of candidate immunogens.
  • Delivery and formulation approaches, including use of live attenuated vectors and  novel adjuvants,  to target specific immune responses or augment immunogenicity.
  • New and improved methodologies to assess vaccine–induced immune responses, including the development or improvement of animal models for vaccine testing.
  • Assessment of safety, efficacy and correlates of protection of candidate vaccines in animal models and humans.

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