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Clinical HIV Vaccine Study Canceled After Review Panel Finds Drug Ineffective
2013-04-26 13:02:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) stopped clinical trials of an HIV vaccine after an expert review panel found the drug is largely ineffective in stopping the contraction of HIV. The vaccine was intended to stimulate the immune system into preparing a defense against three sub-types of HIV. However, it instead showed a "non-statistically significant increase in HIV acquisition among volunteers in the investigational...


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