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Why the latest HIV vaccine candidate is the best yet

The fifth HIV vaccine concept in the history of the epidemic is currently being tested for efficacy in humans, and early findings appear to be encouraging. Read the full article…

NEJM publishes final results from Phase 2 study showing vaccines can reduce rate of sustained TB infections

Trial offers hope for new revaccination strategies with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) against TB, the world’s leading infectious disease killer. ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND (JULY 11, 2018) -- Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated…

Will an HIV vaccine that protected two-thirds of monkeys do the same for humans?

Summary The Lancet last Friday published the 52-week results of APPROACH, an HIV vaccine whose 28-week results, reported by aidsmap.com last year, were sufficiently impressive for it to be taken forward into…

Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

MAYWOOD, IL - Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A major new study shows that if a…

Novel HIV vaccine candidate is safe and induces immune response in healthy adults and monkeys

-- Mosaic HIV vaccine may have the potential to protect against wide variety of HIV strains worldwide -- Phase 1/2 results have led to the initiation of a phase 2b…

EHVA: a clinical trial for therapeutic vaccination for HIV is about to start

Today and tomorrow EATG is attending the European HIV Vaccine Alliance (EHVA) consortium meeting in Barcelona. The EATG is one of the 39 partners of the consortium that aims to develop…

HIV vaccine elicits antibodies in animals that neutralize dozens of HIV strains

NIH study results represent major advance for structure-based HIV vaccine design. An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea…

Did science miss its best shot at an AIDS vaccine?

For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way. Read the…

NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18, 2018

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of AIDS Research As a result…

5 developments in HIV vaccine research over the past year

In 1984 — the same year that HIV was recognized as the cause of AIDS — then HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that efforts were underway to develop and test an HIV…

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