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NAT Comments on Thai HIV Vaccine Trial Results

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT comments;

 “These vaccine trial results are very good news and represent a major breakthrough as it is the first time a vaccine candidate has shown real benefit in human trials. Ultimately vaccines are the most effective way by far of tackling serious infectious disease.  And with over 2 million new HIV infections a year this option is desperately needed.  Obviously there is much more work to do with these promising findings, but they justify the continuing investments and efforts of the international community, including the UK Government, to develop a vaccine.”


Notes to the editor:

Further information about the trial and press statements from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative can be found at http://www.iavi.org/news-center/Pages/PressRelease.aspx?pubID=3158
 
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