Billions of dollars later and still no AIDS vaccine With the…

Billions of dollars later and still no AIDS vaccine

With the next attempts expected to be years away, top researchers now say there is a “void” or a “gap” in current clinical-trial efforts to test whether a vaccine is safe and effective. An autopsy on the past four big bids to make an HIV vaccine has informed the field as to what does not work, the latest casualty being a trial of HVTN 505 that was halted early because it did not prevent HIV. “It leaves us with a gap of several years before we [can expect to] have another HIV vaccine-efficacy trial under way and that is unfortunate,” said James Kublin, executive director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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