HIV Vaccine Trial for SA in 2011

Scientists are planning to run an improved version of the successful Thai HIV vaccine trial in South Africa next year

Scientists are planning to run an improved version of the successful Thai HIV vaccine trial in South Africa next year, to intensify their search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.

The University of the Witwatersrand researcher for the National Institutes of Communicable Diseases, Professor Lynn Morris, points out that, "There was a clinical trial that was done in Thailand and the results were reported in October last year that, for the first time, showed a hint that we'll be able to protect people from HIV by vaccination.”

Morris states that, “We're really building on those findings and there are big plans to repeat those trials, both in South Africa and elsewhere, and, of course, improve on those, but to really see whether these first signs are really something that we can use to make a better vaccine."

To read the article titled, “Bolstering the search for HIV vaccine - Living with AIDS # 443,” click here

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