AIDS Vaccine Development

AIDS Vaccine Development

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The HIV/AIDS pandemic is the most devastating global public health crisis since the great plagues of the Middle Ages, with more than 14, 000 new HIV infections and 8, 000 deaths due to AIDS every day. Although successful vaccines have been developed for most common childhood diseases, the development of a vaccine against the AIDS virus is a much greater challenge. More than 20 years after the discovery of the virus, the goal of a licensed and globally accessible vaccine is still several years away. AIDS Vaccine Development reviews the scientific challenges that have impeded the search for an effective AIDS vaccine and discusses current novel research that is accelerating progress. In a series of mini-reviews by the world's leading experts in AIDS vaccine research, the book provides essential reading for everyone interested in the current progress and future direction of AIDS vaccine also has obvious benefits for ease of vaccine administration in the developing world. ... travel is a poor option for AIDS vaccine development, and recent epidemiologic trends in countries such as Thailand, China, ... Among many steps, this requires feasibility studies to determine HIV incidence ( information needed so that efficacy trials ... of the manufacturing process, the number of doses needed and to some extent the costa€”and the need for a vaccine which is Introduction | 5.

Title:AIDS Vaccine Development
Author:Ian D. Gust
Publisher:Horizon Scientific Press - 2007-01-01


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