An extraordinary development has surfaced in the quest for a vaccine for HIV. The scientific community has finally had another chance to eradicate the virus from our world. Testing the vaccine on humans is a major advantage and advancement after so many families have been shaken by HIV.
According to the Huffington Post, Canadian researchers’ first round of tests or Phase I is purely for safety. They do not test humans in the first phase of any clinical trial for anything but safety. The SAV001 vaccine was developed under Dr. Chil-Yong Kang in his laboratory. The vaccine has shown a strong immune response in preliminary toxicology tests thus far.
Phase III of the clinical trials is the level where Kang and his team will begin to test the vaccine in a massive group of 6,000 “high-risk” volunteers. Half will be vaccinated and the other left unvaccinated to gauge those being infected and at what rate. Read more here on what could be the greatest scientific discovery of the 21st century.