HIV Vaccines to be Tested at the Disease’s Epicenter

Researchers will test four experimental vaccines in a region in South Africa where one in five adults is infected with HIV.

HIV Vaccines to be Tested at the Disease’s Epicenter

Oct 09

“An international research consortium plans to begin testing four new HIV vaccines in 2014 in a province of South Africa where the infection rate is among the highest in the world.

 

The unusual effort to test several vaccines nearly simultaneously reflects the difficulty of finding a way to prevent HIV infection, says Bruce Walker, a Harvard Medical Scho­­ol professor and one of the founding scientists of a new research center opening this month in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the tests will occur.”

 

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