Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Global effort needed to reach an HIV Vaccine

The Guardian recently spoke with Mitchell Warren, executive director of the Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, about the future of the HIV Vaccine. Progress was made earlier this year when Thailand conducted the first human clinical trial for a possible HIV vaccine.

When asked what the biggest setback was to developing the HIV vaccine, Warren stated science and funding. The human immune system is still somewhat of a mystery to scientists and funding is always a problem throughout development and the clinical trials.

Do you think an HIV vaccine will happen in the future? Warren states that scientists are going to have to globally unite in order to develop an effective vaccine. Is this possible?

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