Thai research team studies efficacy of HIV vaccine

Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand

Vajira Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Nattmun / Wikimedia Commons.

A Thai research team is working on two new studies to see how a vaccine can boost people’s immunity against HIV.

“These studies will help us determine if a vaccine can strengthen immunity against the virus,” Prof Dr Punnee Pitisuttithum, chief of Mahidol University’s Vaccine Research Centre, said.

About 500,000 to 600,000 people are living with HIV/Aids in Thailand, and though the situation has improved in terms of treatment, the efficiency of preventative measures has been below expectation and the annual average of 10,000 new patients is higher than projected.

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