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Understanding the Results of RV144, the Thai Prime-Boost AIDS Vaccine Trial

In September 2009 the world learned the initial results of RV144, known as the Thai prime-boost AIDS vaccine trial. This study was the largest AIDS vaccine trial to date, with over 16,000 participants. It evaluated the efficacy of a vaccine regimen c...

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AIDS Vaccine Research and Advocacy: An Update

Is an AIDS vaccine necessary? Is an AIDS vaccine even possible?

These questions have been constant companions in the search for a safe, effective, and affordable AIDS vaccine -- a search that dates almost from the beginning of the epidemic -- but ...

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AIDS Vaccine Update: Questions After Candidate Fails in the STEP Study

The HIV vaccine research field suffered a blow last fall with the announcement that Merck's promising HIV vaccine candidate was not effective and may have even increased susceptibility to acquiring HIV. The candidate, known as MRK-Ad5, used a disable...

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AIDS Vaccine Update

The HIV vaccine research field suffered a blow in Fall 2007 with the announcement that Merck's promising HIV vaccine candidate was not effective and may have even increased susceptibility to acquiring HIV. The candidate, known as MRK-Ad5, used a disa...

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FDA Gives Salvage Therapy Testing a Push Forward

The FDA is taking its most active role to date in encouraging drug companies to address the needs of persons with HIV who have exhausted all their treatment options. Due to a long history of drug failures, these people require innovative salvage ther...