About Us

The Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit (HVTU) is a program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington.

The Seattle HVTU is a local site for the HIV Vaccine Network (HVTN) —an international effort to test and find an HIV vaccine that will work safely in diverse populations worldwide.

In existence since 1987, we are dedicated to working with our local community to provide HIV vaccine education and research for people interested in fighting HIV. We work with many community based organizations such as African American Reach and Teach Ministries, Black Leadership Council on HIV/AIDS, Entre Hermanos, Gay City and Lifelong AIDS Alliance's Men's Prevention Program (homohealth.org).

Located on First Hill near downtown Seattle and Capital Hill, our staff is experienced in enrolling HIV negative and positive volunteers in our various HIV vaccine and cohort research studies.

Together with the help of our volunteers, we hope to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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