Is this the one? Canadian HIV vaccine advances to Phase II clinical trials
Sumagen Canada Inc and Western University announced yesterday that the Phase I Clinical Trial of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients who participated in the trial. Researchers also found that antibody production was boosted after vaccination.....
You're so informative r1, thanks for sharing your insightful, informed, and articulate thoughts!
Dammit! I needed that like two weeks ago!
Phase I trials basically test the safety of the vaccine not how well it works. They are a long way from declaring a success.
Plus, they haven't even run this by Jenny McCarthy yet.
[quote]Phase I trials basically test the safety of the vaccine not how well it works.
Exactly this. It is a very important step but it literally tells you nothing about well the vaccine protects you against the virus.
But still, it passed a fundamental step for any potential vaccine.
There were several potential vaccines that made it precisely to Phase II, then failed.
Personally, I think "the cure" won't be a vaccine, but some form of outside-the-box drug treatment.