New HIV Vaccine Shows Promise September 27, 2009Posted by Matt Brown in Human Enhancement.
Tags: HIV, Thailand, vaccine
The title says it all. A new study of an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to have a moderate effect in preventing HIV infection. The study, conducted on over 16,000 residents of Thailand, found that the vaccine was well tolerated by participants and was 31% effective in preventing HIV. There’s really not much more for me to say since I’m fairly sure the gravity of this news is felt by everyone. This is the first vaccine to show even the smallest ability to stop HIV infection. Like all drugs it will probably be a few years before all the kinks get worked out but considering how long we’ve been waiting for this it’s amazing it’s almost here.