Immunity Project

We're developing a
free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS

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We need your help to fund our first human clinical trial. Please donate now to help us end HIV/AIDS. Visit our blog to keep up to date on our progress. Read our FAQ to learn how our vaccine prototype works.

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How it works:

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Learn about the science behind the vaccine and why ours is different.

About the team:

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What makes our team special and qualified to work on this research?

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Follow our progress in the lab and learn more about our approach.

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Recent blog updates:

Lab Tour: Immunity Project Welcomes NBA Star Jermaine O’Neal

Recently Golden State Warrior’s star Jermaine O’Neal and his family visited our lab.  Our team was able to give the O’Neal’s a first-hand look at our approach for developing a vaccine for HIV and an update on our experiments.  For O’Neal, ending HIV/AIDS is a cause that is extremely personal because he recently lost a family […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 by Howie Diamond
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Peer reviewed article published in Vaccine

Over the weekend we learned that Vaccine published our article on eliciting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses from synthetic vectors containing one or two epitopes in a C57BL/6 mouse model using peptide-containing biodegradable microspheres and adjuvants.  In layperson terms, this article covers the work we did in partnership with Microsoft Research to show that our biodegradable microsphere based vaccine can elicit […]

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 by Naveen Jain
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Our Progress:

We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but here are some of our milestones to date:

2014 Successfully completed crowd funding campaign to raise funds for human blood experiments
2014 Accepted into Y-Combinator Accelerator Program Winter Batch 2014
2014 Article authored for publication in a peer reviewed journal
2013 Partnership formed with Until There’s A Cure, a leading non-profit organization focused on HIV and AIDS, based in the San Francisco Bay Area
2011 Fundraised for platform development and animal studies - Animal studies successfully conducted with positive results
2010 Key patents filed, successfully prosecuted, and issued
2010 Achilles heel biological markers identified on a HLA restricted basis for HIV

What's Next?

We've completed our first round of human blood experiments. For details on our results, please visit our blog. We are now confirming our positive in vitro result before setting up a pre-IND meeting with the FDA. Assuming our IND application is approved, we plan on starting human clinical trials this year. Please help us fund our human clinical trial by making a donation. Thank you for helping us move one step closer to ending HIV/AIDS.