Gates Foundation gives Duke $24.6M for HIV vaccine research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has handed Duke University researchers $24.6 million over five years for work on developing a vaccine to prevent HIV. The funding is part of a larger $37.2 million gift to the university. The money will support a "global lab program to monitor antibody immune response," which Duke AIDS lab director Dr. David Montefiori says will give researchers insights on how to design an effective HIV vaccine. Report