AIDS vaccine suffers setback in US

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1527
  1. J Roberts

    Seven people involved in early trials of an AIDS vaccine in the US have become infected with HIV, it was announced last week. Researchers have assured the public that the cases could not be attributed to the vaccine and that two of the new cases were in placebo arms of one study.

    Three people were part of a trial to study the safety of vaccines made up of gp 120, a fragment of the virus's outer coat. All three were members of groups that are at high risk of HIV infection, and researchers said that since they had not completed their course of three injections of vaccine, the vaccine had not necessarily failed. “There …

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