Thursday, September 24, 2009
HIV vaccine trial reduces infection by almost one third
An Australian newspaper and other sources are reporting that for the first time there is convincing evidence that a vaccine for HIV actually works. An AIDS vaccine trial in Thailand (with 16000 volunteers) reduced the risk of infection by 31%. The article is by the paper Heath Editor, Adam Creswell, is titled “Vaccine Cuts HIV Risk by One Third”, link here.
The trial had been sponsored by the US Army (ironically), and by NIH.
I had volunteered for the GP160 vaccine in 1988 but did not go through with it. It was not effective.