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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...

2009-10-20 03:50:00

PARIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detailed results from the Prime-Boost HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand show that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective at reducing the rate of HIV infection compared to placebo. These results were presented today by the trial collaborators to researchers gathered at the AIDS Vaccine 2009 Conference in Paris, France and published online by The New England Journal of...

2009-09-25 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VaxGen, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VXGN) today congratulated the Thai Ministry of Health, the U.S. Army, Sanofi Pasteur and VaxGen's licensee Global Solutions for Infectious Disease (GSID) on the encouraging results demonstrated in the RV144 clinical trial. The top-line results of the placebo controlled study in 16,000 Thai volunteers were released today, and according to the sponsors of the trial, demonstrated that the...

2009-09-24 01:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVAC(R)( )HIV and AIDSVAX(R) B/E( )lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo. "This is the first HIV...


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