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What does SAAVI stand for?

SAAVI stands for South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative

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The clinical sites developed both through national funding via the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) and international funding, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and the multinational International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), were responsible for providing internationally accredited clinical trial sites capable of conducting HIV vaccine trials, from earliest phase through to efficacy, to the highest international standards.
Welcoming the news of the new UCT alliance with LSBC, Dr Tim Tucker, Director of the South African Aids Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), confirmed that it was an integral part of SAAVI's mandate to develop an affordable, effective, and locally relevant HIV subtype C vaccine for southern Africa.
The trials represent a triumphant milestone for the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), established in 1999 as an MRC unit 'to co-ordinate the development of an affordable, effective and locally relevant HIV vaccine for southern Africa'.