Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center AIDS Vaccine Will Take Five Years To Reach Clinical Use, Researcher Ho Say
It will take another five years before two AIDS vaccines currently being developed by the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City can be put to clinical use, according to Dr. David Ho, scientific director of center, AFP/Yahoo! News reports. Ho at a meeting in Beijing of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, said one vaccine currently is being tested among 45 volunteers in New York, and no "significant adverse effects" have been reported. Research on the second vaccine is "speeding up," and researchers will begin human testing at the end of the year, Ho said. "[T]he vaccine will not be completed quickly," Ho said, adding, "It will probably take five years for the vaccine to be finally put into use" (AP/Yahoo! News, 7/20). Ho added that the vaccines include genes from strains common to HIV-positive people in the Yunnan, Guangxi and Xinjiang provinces of China (People's Daily, 7/20).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.