HIV vaccine now ready for human tests if FDA approval is granted

July 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) — An HIV/AIDS vaccine called SAV001H, developed in Canada has passed safety tests in animals with the next step to begin human trials in the U.S. Trials of the new vaccine on animals have reportedly resulted in good anti-body reactions with no adverse effects.  The vaccine was created by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The Canadian University of Western Ontario partneted with Sumagen Canada, a subsidiary of the Korean pharmaceutical company.

The vaccine has been submitted for approval to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin human toxicology tests and two phases of clinical trials in the United States. Numerous trials have been carried out by pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines since the AIDS virus was recognized in 1983, but no commercialized vaccine has been successfully developed so far. While Other scientists have used fragments of viruses for HIV/AIDS, this vaccine was made by using entire HIV viruses subjected to a barrage of chemicals and gamma rays designed to render them safe. Whole virus has been difficult to manufacture in large quantities safely, but Kang believes his team has overcome those challenges by genetically engineering the virus. According to a 2008 United Nations report on the global AIDS epidemic, 33 million people were living with HIV in 2007.

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