Vaccine

BIDMC Research Team Presents Exciting New Results with Experimental HIV Vaccine in Monkeys

BIDMC Research Team Presents Exciting New Results with Experimental HIV Vaccine in Monkeys

July 13, 2015

An experimental HIV vaccine developed with Dr. Dan Barouch (HU CFAR Executive Committee member and Director of the HU CFAR Program in HIV Vaccines), his team of researchers at BIDMC, and Johnson & Johnson has protected 6 out of 12 monkeys against HIV. The exciting results, published in “Science,” are leading researchers to begin the first human trials with 400 volunteers in the U.S., Thailand, South Africa, Rwanda, and Uganda. Results are expected by next year, and the trials will ascertain whether or not the vaccine is safe and also creates an immune response.