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Published: 2013/12/09

Umphrey’s McGee, String Cheese Incident, My Morning Jacket and More Team Up to Fight HIV/AIDS

Umphrey’s McGee, My Morning Jacket, String Cheese Incident, Michael Franti, The Disco Biscuits and more are teaming up with the Immunity Project to help find a vaccination for HIV/AIDS. The organization is currently running a campaign through December 31 where 100% of the proceeds of all gift cards sold on Gyft.com go to funding Phase 1 Human Tests of Immunity Project’s breakthrough HIV vaccine in South Africa and U.S.

South African outfit The Parlotones will also throw the first benefit concert for Immunity Project in Johannesburg on December 14 as well. The infection rates of HIV in South Africa are 1 in 5 between the ages of 15-29.

Immunity Project is a team of scientists and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area who are developing a revolutionary HIV vaccine using an entirely new approach. The prototype has yielded positive results in animals and is now ready for phase 1 human trials.

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