Can HIV be cured? We do not know yet, but soon the study will show the results of HIV vaccine testing.
A short while ago there was big buzz about new HIV vaccine that might stop this deadliest of the deadly diseases. It is invented, but human testing is required to prove its safety and efficacy. Has the testing begun?
What is HIV vaccine?
Scientists have struggled with this riddle for many years. They have discovered that human blood contains the solution. It has certain things in it able to cope with the virus and produce antibodies for it. With this medical breakthrough they got more chances to start a massive HIV vaccine testing on animals.
HIV vaccine testing on people
However, the use of the HIV vaccine is impossible without proper preliminary testing on humans. It should prove to be safe and effective. Over the last 7 years only minor testing was done. Presently a major one is to be launched. One is to take place in Australia, where they got over 1000 volunteers signed for the program.
The other one is to be had in South Africa with over 5000 volunteers and over 250 people chosen for actual treatment and testing. Let us hope the research would succeed and millions of lives around the globe saved from this dead plague of the 21st century.