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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Reports Findings in HIV/AIDS
Staff Writer
September 30, 2013


2013 SEP 30 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Immune System Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting originating in Seattle, Washington, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Soon after HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS in 1983-1984, there was an expectation that a preventive vaccine would be rapidly developed. In trying to achieve that goal, three successive scientific paradigms have been explored: induction of neutralizing antibodies, induction of cell mediated immunity, and exploration of combination approaches and novel concepts."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, "Although major progress has been made in understanding the scientific basis for HIV vaccine development, efficacy trials have been critical in moving the field forward. In 2009, the field was reinvigorated with the modest results obtained from the RV144 trial conducted in Thailand. Here, we review those vaccine development efforts, with an emphasis on events that occurred during the earlier years."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The goal is to provide younger generations of scientists with information and inspiration to continue the search for an HIV vaccine."

For more information on this research see: A brief history of the global effort to develop a preventive HIV vaccine. Vaccine, 2013;31(35):3502-3518. Vaccine can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Vaccine - www.journals.elsevier.com/vaccine)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Esparza, Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn, Seattle, WA 98102, United States (see also Immune System Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Seattle, HIV/AIDS, Vaccines, Virology, Washington, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Biological Products, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immune System Diseases and Conditions

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