New HIV Vaccine Will be Tested in South Africa

Sunday, May 22, 2016

An experimental AIDS vaccine that’s worked better than anything else tried so far is going to be tested in South Africa, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

They’ve tweaked the vaccine, which prevented infection by just about a third, and hope it will work better in this trial.

“For the first time in seven years, the scientific community is embarking on a large-scale clinical trial of an HIV vaccine, the product of years of study and experimentation,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

NIAID is part of the National Institutes of Health and a co-funder of the trial.

Source: NBC News (link opens in a new window)

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