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