AIDS Vaccine Setback - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/25/08

AIDS Vaccine Setback

There's been a major setback in the search for an HIV vaccine. We've been telling you about two new trials that the government had found very encouraging, using volunteers from all over the world. Now, both vaccine tests have been stopped early because the vaccines are instead making those people more susceptible to HIV.

The National Institutes of Health told scientists that it's time to go back to the drawing board. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says, "It's kind of getting the community together, pausing, putting everything on the table and re-looking at what the approach is." in other words, instead of rushing to find a vaccine, the National Institute of Health wants scientists to go back to studying the disease and figure out some unanswered questions in the aids puzzle.

 

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