HIV vaccine trials and tribulations

The Lancet Infectious Disease
Nov 2009  Volume 9  Number 11  Pages 651 – 718
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/current

Leading Edge
HIV vaccine trials and tribulations
The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Preview
The results released on Sept 24 of the RV144 trial of a vaccine against HIV offer a glimmer of hope in a field that has experienced many disappointments. The reported vaccine efficacy of 31% for prevention of HIV infection seems promising, but still leaves the prospect of immunisation as a practical public health intervention against HIV tantalisingly out of reach.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.