AIDS vaccine doesn’t work, U.S. government says as it halts study

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

National Post | Life

WASHINGTON — The latest bad news in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine: The U.S. government halted a large study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren’t preventing HIV infection.

Nor did the shots reduce the amount of the AIDS virus in the blood when people who’d been vaccinated later became infected, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said.

“It’s disappointing,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But, “there was important information gained from this” study that will help determine what to try next.

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