The goal of the workshop is to establish guidelines and best practices for mucosal sampling in vaccine and prevention studies. This workshop will inform clinicians and scientists on best practices to standardize mucosal sample collection and analysis from clinical studies. This will allow for the acceleration of standardized collections of these samples in future trials of candidate HIV vaccines, microbicides and ART.


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Meeting Resources

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PLOS Collections: Advances in Mucosal Immunology: Challenges and Opportunities
Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise: Investigator's Guide
Capturing Participant Information for Mucosal Sampling: An Investigator's Guide
HIV Mucosal Immunology Group: Slides from presentations on 5/1/14
Best Practices in Mucosal Sampling Workshop


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If you have questions about the programmatic aspects of the workshop, please contact Dr. Thandi Onami at NIAID at 301-594-1321 or