Tour an HIV Vaccine Trial Clinic in South Africa


[Music] Welcome today to the Emavundleni prevention center here in the heart of Crossroads. This community is one of the hardest hit in terms of HIV infection and tuberculosis in the metro of Cape Town. Today we are here because we are launching the HIV Vaccine Trials Network’s 702 clinical trial. Why don’t we go inside and have a look at the clinic? And this is our first station the very important one, where we welcome our participants and Pam is here always to say hi and make sure we have the right participant on the right day. And to do that we use a biometric fingerprint system, which identifies participants, and like any part of research, it’s very important we have a good relationship with the people from the community. Moving then to our second station, here. This is about counselling and making sure that people really understand the research that they’re getting involved in. So this is the station where informed consent processes are undertaken. People can ask questions and really get informed about what they’re doing. It’s also the place where we do HIV risk reduction counselling. And that also is really important. A trained counselor works with participants to make sure that they fully understand ways that they can apply to their own lives to reduce their risk. The next station is our clinical. Let’s go have a look. So, this is our small onsite laboratory, and we do just the testing that we need to do to make sure our participants are healthy. That would be HIV testing, pregnancy, STI testing, and the samples are obtained from this section here. Our nurses are key members of the team, who make sure our participants are free of disease, and screen them for hypertension and other diseases that they may in fact not even know they have. Really very critical in a center like this that we safeguard participants’ health. So the next station is really where the vaccine itself is prepared. Let’s go and have a look at that. So the pharmacy is a controlled environment. It’s very important that products are kept at temperatures that suit their best action. And this is a hood where we prepare vaccines. Again, sterility absolutely key to the maintenance of the vaccine products. The pharmacy itself is a very important part of the procedure because randomization occurs here. So we have trained individuals who not only know how to prepare vaccines but they also know, in many cases, how to administer it and also what the randomization process is. So this is our last station, and it’s an important one. This is where the clinician makes sure our participant is ready and correctly prepped for the vaccine, and the vaccine is actually administered here in the clinical room. This is where the vaccine is administered, and we ask participants to stay a little bit afterward just to make sure that there are no side effects. At the end of this, participants are free to receive their compensation for their time and effort. They’re given their next appointment, and they’re given any other instructions that they might need. We hope that they’ve really had a worthwhile time with us, that they’ve been able to give back to society, and, of course, we’re very grateful for everything that they do for us and the research endeavor. I hope you’ve enjoyed our tour, and we hope we’ll see you again here sometime. Bye-bye!

6 thoughts on “Tour an HIV Vaccine Trial Clinic in South Africa

  1. Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive last 3years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strenghtful, i tried all i can too make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life, this is what i caused myself, for allowing my fiance make sex to me insecurely without protection, although i never knew he is HIV positive. So last two [2]week i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew it will took my life some day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Eddymon the traditional healer’s email id: [email protected] and I mailed him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his temple home were all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time. And i continue with him, he took some few details from me and told me that he shall get back to me as soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy as I heard that from him. So three (3) days, as i was just coming from my friends house, Dr Eddymon called me to go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to hear that from him, so i quickly rush down to the nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my hospital doctor called Browning Lewis that i am now HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the test note, he ask me how did it happen and i recede to him all i went through with Dr Eddymon I am now glad, so i am a gentle type of person that need to share this testimonies to everyone who seek for healing, because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact him today for your healing at the details: Email ID:[email protected] or call and whatsapp him on +2348128107710 CONTACT HIM NOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE:[email protected] AS HE IS SO POWERFUL AND HELPFUL TO ALL THAT HAVE THIS SICKNESS, If you doubt his success rate you can as well call me too on +14086384031.

  2. Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive last 3years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strenghtful, i tried all i can too make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life, this is what i caused myself, for allowing my fiance make sex to me insecurely without protection, although i never knew he is HIV positive. So last two [2]week i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew it will took my life some day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Eddymon the traditional healer’s email id: [email protected] and I mailed him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his temple home were all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time. And i continue with him, he took some few details from me and told me that he shall get back to me as soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy as I heard that from him. So three (3) days, as i was just coming from my friends house, Dr Eddymon called me to go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to hear that from him, so i quickly rush down to the nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my hospital doctor called Browning Lewis that i am now HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the test note, he ask me how did it happen and i recede to him all i went through with Dr Eddymon I am now glad, so i am a gentle type of person that need to share this testimonies to everyone who seek for healing, because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact him today for your healing at the details: Email ID:[email protected] or call and whatsapp him on +2348128107710 CONTACT HIM NOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE:[email protected] AS HE IS SO POWERFUL AND HELPFUL TO ALL THAT HAVE THIS SICKNESS, If you doubt his success rate you can as well call me too on +15083482711.

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