Thursday, December 6, 2007

Another HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial in China

Clinical trials of a second HIV/AIDS vaccine is being carried out in China. This trial is unique becuase one group of participants are recieving a vaccine where small pox is being used as a carrier of the HIV vaccine. The HIV genome wrapped in a smallpox virion, which should assist in the creation of antibodies.
Also interesting, this vaccine has a "replicative vector, which means it is designed to kill HIV by replicating itself".

-Rebecca Hebner

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