Experimental vaccine reduces HIV risk by 31%

The Independent:

Even though the benefit is modest, “it’s the first evidence that we could have a safe and effective preventive vaccine”, military spokesman Jerome Kim said in a telephone interview. He helped lead the study for the US Army, which sponsored it with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The institute’s director, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned that this is “not the end of the road” but said he was surprised and very pleased by the outcome.

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