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Whitman-Walker Launches HIV Vaccination Study in Washington, DC
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Whitman-Walker

February 13, 2020

Whitman-Walker is excited to announce our participation in MOSAICO, a new HIV vaccine research study!This international study is an effort to develop a safe and effective global HIV vaccine for people at risk of getting HIV. We already have important HIV prevention tools, like PrEP – the daily pill that prevents HIV, and PEP – a 28-day course of medication that prevents HIV after an exposure to the virus. If shown to be effective and safe, an HIV vaccine could provide another tool for individuals to choose from when deciding on the best HIV prevention option for their sexual health needs.

What to know about the study?

  • MOSAICO is sponsored by a public-private partnership between Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
  • The study is open to those who are interested in HIV prevention and who do not have HIV.
  • Approximately 55 sites in the U.S., South America, and Europe will participate in the study.
  • The study will be conducted at Whitman-Walker’s 1525 14th Street, NW location.
  • Study participants will be reimbursed for expenses related to attending research visits.
  • This HIV vaccine is not made from live or killed HIV and cannot cause HIV infection.

If you are interested in learning more about the MOSAICO study, please text or call 202-670-1480 or email research@whitman-walker.org.

Why is a vaccine for HIV needed?

Despite important advances in treating and preventing HIV, we continue to need new methods of preventing HIV.More than 36 million people globally are living with HIV. According to UNAIDS and the CDC, even with effective medications that are helping to slow the epidemic, there are 5,000 new HIV infections around the world each day.

At the end of 2018, there were 12,322 DC residents living with HIV—1.8% of the District’s population.Of those 12,322 DC residents, more than 3,400 of received their HIV care and treatment at Whitman-Walker. That same year, there were 360 DC residents newly diagnosed with HIV. Of those 360 DC residents, more than 100 of them learned they were living with HIV at Whitman-Walker.

Whitman-Walker has cared for people impacted by HIV for more than 30 years. Before researchers discovered treatments for HIV, Whitman-Walker helped people die with dignity. When the first HIV treatments for HIV started saving lives in 1996, Whitman-Walker began helping people to live healthy lives and manage their HIV. 

Help Whitman-Walker keep your community healthy and thriving with the MOSAICO study. Text or call 202-670-1480 or email research@whitman-walker.org to learn how you can help develop another tool for HIV prevention. Visit whitman-walker.org/hivresearch to read more information about the study.

About Whitman-Walker Health

For over 40 years, Whitman-Walker Health has been proudly serving communities who often feel critically left out of the healthcare system. Whitman-Walker provides stigma-free, culturally humble and vital healthcare to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive and queer communities, as well as to those living with or affected by HIV; and to individuals who cannot afford to pay or otherwise feel uncomfortable in other healthcare settings. Learn more about Whitman-Walker at whitman-walker.org.

MOSAICO & Whitman-Walker News


Whitman-Walker lanza un estudio de vacunación contra el VIH en Washington, DC

¡Whitman-Walker se complace en anunciar nuestra participación en MOSAICO, un nuevo estudio de investigación de vacunas contra el VIH! Este estudio internacional es una iniciativa para desarrollar una vacuna global eficaz y segura contra el VIH para personas con riesgo de contraer el VIH. Ya contamos con importantes herramientas de prevención del VIH, como PrEP, la píldora diaria que previene el VIH, y PEP, un tratamiento de 28 días de medicación que previene el VIH después de una exposición al virus. Si resulta eficaz y segura, la vacuna contra el VIH podría ser otra herramienta más entre las que las personas pueden elegir al decidir cuál es la mejor opción de prevención del VIH para sus necesidades de salud sexual.

¿Qué se necesita saber sobre el estudio?

  • MOSAICO está patrocinado por una asociación pública-privada entre Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (National Institutes of Health) y la Red de Ensayos de Vacunas contra el VIH (HIV Vaccine Trials Network).
  • El estudio está abierto a quienes estén interesados en la prevención del VIH y no tengan VIH.
  • Alrededor de 55 establecimientos en EE. UU., América del Sur y Europa participarán en el estudio.
  • El estudio se llevará a cabo en las instalaciones de 1525 14th Street, NW, de Whitman-Walker.
  • Los participantes en el estudio recibirán el reembolso de los gastos relacionados con asistir a las visitas de la investigación.
  • Esta vacuna contra el VIH no está hecha de VIH vivo o muerto y no puede causar infección del VIH.

Si le interesa conocer más sobre el estudio MOSAICO, envíe un mensaje de texto o llame al 202-670-1480 o escriba a research@whitman-walker.org.

¿Por qué se necesita una vacuna contra el VIH? 

A pesar de los importantes avances logrados en el tratamiento y la prevención del VIH, seguimos necesitando nuevos métodos de prevenir el VIH. Más de 36 millones de personas en todo el mundo viven con VIH. De acuerdo con UNAIDS y el CDC, incluso con los medicamentos eficaces actuales que ayudan a ralentizar la epidemia, se producen 5,000 infecciones nuevas de VIH alrededor del mundo cada día.

A fines de 2018, 12,322 residentes de DC vivían con VIH, o sea, el 1.8% de la población del Distrito. De dichos 12,322 residentes en DC, más de 3,400 recibieron su atención y tratamiento para el VIH en Whitman-Walker. El mismo año, 360 residentes de DC fueron diagnosticados con VIH. De esos 360 residentes en DC, más de 100 se enteraron de que tenían VIH en Whitman-Walker.

Hace más de 30 años que Whitman-Walker se ocupa del cuidado de personas afectadas por el VIH. Antes de que los investigadores descubrieran tratamientos para el VIH, Whitman-Walker ya ayudaba a las personas a morir de manera digna. Cuando los primeros tratamientos contra el VIH comenzaron a salvar vidas en 1996, Whitman-Walker empezó a ayudar a las personas a vivir vidas saludables y manejar su VIH.

Ayude a Whitman-Walker a mantener a su comunidad saludable y floreciente con el estudio de MOSAICO. Envíe un mensaje de texto o llame al 202-670-1480 o escriba a research@whitman-walker.org para conocer cómo puede ayudar a desarrollar otra herramienta para la prevención del VIH. Visite whitman-walker.org/hivresearch para leer más información sobre el estudio.

Acerca de Whitman-Walker Health 

Hace más de 40 años que Whitman-Walker Health tiene el orgullo de servir a comunidades que suelen sentirse críticamente excluidas del sistema de salud. Whitman-Walker proporciona atención médica vital, sin estigmatizaciones, culturalmente modesta a las comunidades gay, lesbiana, transgénero, de género expansivo y queer, así como a personas que viven con o han sido afectadas por el VIH, y a personas que no pueden hacer frente al costo de, o se sienten incómodas en otros entornos de atención médica. Conozca más sobre Whitman-Walker en whitman-walker.org.

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