Monday, November 03, 2003

South Africa: HIV vaccine being tested

HIV vaccine trials start in SA ... 55 volunteers participating.

This is part of a larger trial project in which 12,000 volunteers from around the world are participating. It is the only one [trial] that contains genetic material from the HIV strain most prevalent in South Africa, researchers said Monday.

As always with this disease, it's best not to get too excited about "advances" ... In February, VaxGen Inc reported that the world's most advanced human vaccine experiment - involving 5,000 volunteers - had failed.