Human Trials for HIV Vaccine to Begin

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Human Trials for HIV Vaccine to Begin

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Here's some really good news about the development of a vaccine for HIV from WebMD. However, this is only the beginning of a long road ahead.
IAVI and Scripps Research, along with Moderna and other partners, are about to launch a phase I clinical study that will assess the ability of two vaccine candidates mRNA 1644 and mRNA 1644v2 to safely generate broadly neutralizing antibodies in healthy adults. The study is set to begin recruiting participants the third week of September.
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Feinberg emphasizes that it’s early in the research process, and researchers are hardly close to developing an effective HIV vaccine.

“This is a challenge of unprecedented magnitude in vaccine development,” he says. “We’re going after specific targets introducing [broadly neutralizing antibodies] against different structures on the HIV env glycoprotein.”


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