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VIDD researchers receive $14.5M NIH grant for STI research

This $14.5M NIH grant, awarded to VIDD and University of Washington faculty, will establish the Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center (STI-CRC). The goal of the STI-CRC is to investigate complex interactions between the human genital microbiome and syndromes and pathogens that contribute to STI-related morbidity.

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The hunt for HIV correlates of protection with Nicole Frahm
The importance of developing an effective HIV vaccine cannot be overstated. The statistics are sobering: over 35 million are infected worldwide; approximately 2 million people are infected each year; the estimated death toll from the virus thus far is 36 million; around 1.5 million died from HIV/AIDS in 2012; over 700 children become HIV infected each day.

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PrEPare yourself from HIV infection
Many types of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have shown great promise for preventing HIV infection.

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