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Managing HIV. Part 8: Controlling an epidemic. 8.3 Prospects for a preventive HIV vaccine.

Kent SJ, Clancy RL, Ada GL

  • Journal The Medical journal of Australia

  • Published 08 Oct 1996

  • Volume 165

  • ISSUE 4

  • Pagination 212-5


A safe vaccine to halt or slow the global HIV pandemic is urgently needed, yet the immediate prospects for an effective vaccine are poor. Experimental work to date suggests that live attenuated vaccines are most effective, but they raise serious safety concerns. The search for alternatives continues.