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Groundbreaking HIV vaccine's effects were real – and could be made to work better

Findings from further studies using a reformulation of the only HIV vaccine that has ever worked in a large efficacy trial were presented at the recent HIV

Published
13 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Missed HPV vaccination opportunities: a consequence of avoiding awkward conversations

In the US, routine administration of quadrivalent HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys at 11-12 yrs, with catch-up vaccination recommended up to 26 yrs for girls, and 21 yrs for boys.  The difficulty has been in the implementation of the recommendation: overall rates of initiating and completion among US teenage girls currently stand at 57% and 35% respectively.

Published
11 November 2014
From
BMJ
HIV R4P: With combined HIV biomedical prevention approaches come optimism, circumspection

At this first international meeting to bring researchers from all biomedical HIV prevention approaches together under one roof, neither the time and disappointments leading up to this point, or the uncertainty of how much more time lies ahead, did anything to dampen a sense of optimism and ambition that AVAC director Mitchell Warren sums up as “momentum.”

Published
05 November 2014
From
Science Speaks
Researchers pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in HIV

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and collaborators from Heidelberg University, in the joint Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, have obtained the first structure of the immature form of HIV at a high enough resolution to pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in the virus. The study, published online today in Nature, reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.

Published
04 November 2014
From
Medical Xpress
South Africa: 'Massive' HIV Vaccine Trial Possible Soon

The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.

Published
30 October 2014
From
AllAfrica
Research for Prevention conference opens with real hope for an HIV vaccine

“There’s only one Berlin patient still. But by this time next year he will at least be joined by 40-50 Portland monkeys.” This was vaccine researcher Louis Picker,

Published
29 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds

New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight into the tricky virus that potentially could guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS, according to U.S. government and other scientists.

Published
09 October 2014
From
Reuters
HIV Research Fraud Highlights Scramble for Federal Science Grant Money

In the most brazen case of medical research fraud since the 1974 "patchwork mouse" scandal, scientist Dong-Pyou Han has admitted to faking an HIV vaccine experiment to gain federal funding.

Published
24 September 2014
From
Healthline
Researcher has a radical idea for a drinkable, probiotic HIV vaccine

Like others before him, Jean-Marie Andrieu believes he may have hit upon the long sought after HIV vaccine. And like numerous other treatments under development, the hitch is that the vaccine has only thus far only shown to be effective in protecting monkeys against the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus or SIV, the monkey equivalent to HIV.

Published
11 September 2014
From
Washington Post (blog)
Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research

Researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Published
05 September 2014
From
Fox News
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