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Hope For AIDS Vaccine Rekindled By Thai Test

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The U.S. Army personnel in conjunction with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease, the National Institutes of Health, Sanofi Pasteur and Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination

The U.S. Army personnel in conjunction with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease, the National Institutes of Health, Sanofi Pasteur and Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination. Photo: USAMC-AFRIMS / United States Army.


The ultimate weapon against AIDS would be a vaccine to prevent infection with the HIV virus. Until now, though, every test of experimental vaccines has failed.

But results from the largest-ever vaccine trial gave new hope to scientists that, in principle, a vaccine could work someday.

Researchers said a vaccine tested in more than 16,000 people in Thailand protected a significant number of them against the wily virus, which destroys the immune system. The risk of HIV infection among the vaccinated people was cut by 31 percent.

Read more: NPR


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