HIV vaccine showing positive results in human trials

HIV vaccine showing positive results in human trials

More than 40 million worldwide are affected with HIV or AIDS. Recently they conducted treatment to provide immunisation against various strains of virus. 393 test subjects were chosen from 12 different HIV clinics from the US, Thailand, South Africa and East Africa.

The subjects were separated into seven groups including one group that was administered with placebo. The subjects were injected with the vaccine and soon responded by producing a form of immune response against the HIV virus during the course of the study. Dr.Dan Barouch a professor at Harvard Medical School said ” they were pleased with the data so far and acknowledge that developing an HIV vaccine is an extreme challenge and that they aren’t certain that this vaccine will protect humans from contracting the virus.

The UN’s data study reveals that the figure of HIV and AIDS may increase by 1.8 million people can contract it every year, approximating 5,000 new cases every day. These have been several types of treatments including a drug that taken on a

regular basis to prevent users from contracting the virus, unlike a vaccine that only needs to be taken once.