The HVTN is an international collaboration of scientists and institutions whose goal is to accelerate the search for an HIV vaccine by sharing trial results and facilitating parallel, concurrent testing. The HVTN is a unique hybrid that combines the depth and diversity of the academic community and the flexibility of a commercial drug company. Working with industry and government, the HVTN seeks to expedite and coordinate the trial process, advancing vaccine candidates and building a body of knowledge about HIV vaccine trials.
The HVTN is supported through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is a component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The Network and NIAID have a close, cooperative working relationship, with shared attention to the intellectual and scientific issues. The Network's headquarters are at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. – less–ZoomInfo