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June 06, 2008

SFAF.org Podcast #34 - Tom Kennedy on the current state of HIV vaccine trials

In this episode, Tom Kennedy, a public health educator who has been working in HIV prevention in San Francisco since 1992, discusses the current state of HIV vaccine trials. Last autumn, the STEP HIV vaccine trial was halted due to safety concerns. With delays now affecting the launch of new vaccine trials, Tom answers questions about the state of HIV vaccine research and what is being done to ensure the safety of trial participants.

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Tom Kennedy is a public health educator who has been working in HIV prevention in San Francisco since 1992.  For the past four years, Tom has been doing community education about HIV vaccines, creating the website SFisReady.org.  He also holds a Masters in Psychology, facilitates groups for the AIDS Health Project and is a member of the HIV Prevention Planning Council for the SF Department of Public Health.

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