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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.....

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 109/04/2013

You're so informative r1, thanks for sharing your insightful, informed, and articulate thoughts!

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2013

Dammit! I needed that like two weeks ago!

by Anonymousreply 309/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2013
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