Is it true, has an HIV vaccine been created?
It seems a Canadian-developed vaccine to prevent HIV has been given the go-ahead for testing in human clinical trials.
Researchers at the University of Western Ontario developed the vaccine, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start being tested on humans in January.
As Reported By The Canadian News:
It is the first preventive HIV vaccine approved for clinical trials to use a whole HIV-1 virus, which has been both killed and genetically engineered, to activate immunity. In this way, the new vaccine is much like the killed whole virus vaccines that are successful against polio, rabies and influenza.
Other HIV vaccines currently in clinical human trials have largely focused on one specific component of HIV to trigger an immune response. Right now, there is no effective HIV vaccine.
“FDA approval for human clinical trials is an extremely significant milestone for our vaccine, which has the potential to save the lives of millions of people around the world by preventing HIV infection,” said Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, professor of virology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, in a release.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning in London.
Hopefully this breakthrough works, so it can change the world for the better!
SOURCE: Canadian News