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:

How we make the Immunity Project HIV vaccine candidate

Our HIV vaccine candidate uses a unique formulation that doesn’t contain live virus or recombinant human protein. We previously described our formulation in our peer reviewed article published in the medical journal Vaccine. A key element of our approach is making precisely sized microspheres that are slightly smaller than an antigen presenting cell so we […]
Posted on Jun 15, 2016 by edenmikael
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Classy Awards 2016

We recently learned that Immunity Project has been named a Classy Awards Finalist, of the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2016! This is the largest social impact awards ceremony of its kind and we couldn’t be more excited to share the news with our supporters that make our work possible. We’re honored […]
Posted on May 09, 2016 by edenmikael
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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.