HIV Vaccine

Good News, Bad News In Hiv Prevention Research

]]>(MedPage Today) -- There was good news and bad news in terms of HIV vaccine and therapeutics research, with several vaccine trials pushing forward even as one came to a premature halt. The phase IIb/III HVTN 702 vaccine trial, Uhambo, was...
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Abbvie To Test Hiv Drug As A Potential Coronavirus Treatment

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread worldwide, the race to find treatments and vaccines for the disease is heating up. Among those searching for solutions is AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), which is investigating whether its HIV drug Kaletra could be...
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A $100 Million Hiv Vaccine Project Failed. But All Hope Is Not Lost

The scientists believed that the HVTN-702 vaccine would protect people from infection. But the trial was halted this year. Here's why — and what comes next.(Image credit: Jackie Clausen/Gallo Images /The Times/Getty Images)
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A Reliable Hiv Vaccine: When Will It Happen?

Anatoli Kamali Health, World We have the details.  An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not...
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Researchers Make Giant Leap Toward ‘universal Vaccine’ After Finding Viruses’ Common Weakness

Through the course of human history, hundreds of millions of people have died from pathogens ranging from the Plague and the Spanish Flu to smallpox, HIV and measles. Public interest in the subject has grown steadily in recent weeks with the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Influenza Vaccine, Vaccines, Virus, Virology, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Smallpox, HIV

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Trial Of Promising Hiv Vaccine Fails In South Africa

The combination of two drugs performed no better than placebo in preventing infection.
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Us Health Institute Halts South African Hiv Study After Experimental Vaccine Found Ineffective

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer be administering injections to participants in the clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine after a review found that the drug did not prevent infection.
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Potential Hiv Vaccine Hits Major Snag In Testing

It was only a couple of months ago that news of potential HIV vaccines generated excitement in the medical community, with several promising developments and new drugs in the works. Unfortunately, the quest to rid the world of HIV just suffered a...
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Promising Hiv Vaccine Trial In South Africa Fails

Researchers have halted a trial of a potential HIV vaccine because initial results found the treatment was not effective.The study enrolled just over 5,400 volunteers across South Africa beginning in 2016, but U.S. health officials on...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Vaccines, South Africa, Medical Research

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Rectal Microbes Influence Effectiveness Of Hiv Vaccine

Microbes living in the rectum could make a difference to the effectiveness of experimental HIV vaccines, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. The work is published Dec. 11 in the journal mSphere. Evidence from human and...
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Researchers May Have Found The Roadmap To An Hiv Vaccine

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Duke University are testing a novel strategy that might - finally - lead to an HIV vaccine.
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The Moon Landing Of Hiv Vaccine Research: Rv144, Ten Years Later

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Buried within a 2009 New England Journal of Medicine article on an HIV vaccine regimen was a sentence that would change the face of HIV vaccine research for the next decade: "the modified intention-to-treat analysis showed a...
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Hiv Vaccines May Be Ready By 2021

Treatment for individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has come a long way in the past couple of decades, but a vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus has long been a seemingly unattainable holy grail for scientists. That...
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Groundbreaking Hiv Vaccine Design Strategy Shows Promise In Proof-of-principle Tests

The new vaccine strategy centers on stimulating the immune system to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against HIV. These special antibodies are capable of neutralizing many different strains of the fast-mutating virus by binding to...
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One Step Closer To A 'game-changing' Tb Vaccine

(MedPage Today) -- Experts welcome news, as TB killed more people last year than HIV/AIDS
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Development Of A National Vaccine Strategy In The Works

This should be a platform discussion for 2020 candidates, including the sitting President. AGENCY: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health...
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There’s No Vaccine For Hiv/aids, But There’s Truvada

Science has made great strides in understanding, treating, and preventing HIV/AIDS. We can hope for an AIDS vaccine, but meanwhile there is a pill that can markedly reduce the risk of becoming infected.
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Tip Sheet: Making Checkpoint Inhibitors More Effective; A New Hiv Vaccine Trial; And How To Deal...

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings, with links for additional background and media contacts.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Vaccines, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Viral Hiv Vaccine Gives Durable Protection Against ‘death Star’ Strain

Among HIV researchers, one seemingly indestructible HIV-like strain has earned the nickname “death star.” That’s due to the strain’s reputation for killing off hopes for potential vaccines and immunotherapies that could...
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Developing A Novel Hiv Vaccine: Dna And Recombinant Proteins

Researchers have developed a novel vaccine consisting of DNA and recombinant proteins -- proteins composed of a portion of an HIV protein and another unrelated protein.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Vaccines, DNA, Genetics, Proteins, Medical Research

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