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Tuesday, September 25th 2007

Another HIV Vaccine Trial Bust

Apparently In Vivo The Stimulation of CTLs by the Vaccine Didn’t Decrease The Risk of Infection

Disappointment as Merck’s live recombinant vaccine fails in its Phase III trial,

Executives at the company, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., said 24 of 741 volunteers who got the vaccine in one segment of the experiment later became infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In a comparison group of volunteers who got dummy shots, 21 of 762 participants became infected.

More on Merck’s HIV vaccine efforts here and more on HIV vaccine efforts in general at the WHO.