U.S. Scientists Drop Plans For Major AIDS Vaccine Trial

July 18, 2008

U.S. scientists has announced that they have pulled the plug on plans for a large-scale trial of a new AIDS vaccine.<br />Washington (ChattahBox) – U.S. scientists has announced that they have pulled the plug on plans for a large-scale trial of a new AIDS vaccine.

The government-developed vaccine was hoped to be a new tool to fight HIV/AIDS, but the trial was pulled due to questions surrounding how effective it would be.

This follows the same setback that Merck’s new AIDS vaccine faced just a year ago.

The announcement came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stating that after consulting with scientists and other experts, the trial had to be pulled.

The agency touted the vaccine, stating it was “sufficiently different from previously tested HIV vaccines.”

The plan is to have it tested in a smaller and more focused clinical study.


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