Vaccine

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Hopes High for HIV vaccine trial in South Africa

2018-07-24T14:18:58+00:00

The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. The stakes are high. It’s the first study of its kind begun in seven years, and even moderate success could prove important not only in hard-hit South Africa, where more than 1,000 people a day are infected with HIV, but beyond. “If an HIV vaccine were found to work in South Africa, it could dramatically alter the course of the pandemic,” Glenda Gray, president of [...]

Hopes High for HIV vaccine trial in South Africa 2018-07-24T14:18:58+00:00

UKZN in groundbreaking HIV antibody study

2016-08-05T11:53:39+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The University of KwaZulu-Natal-based Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa has partnered with the US National Institute of Health to manufacture an antibody against HIV infection, the Sunday Times reports. Acclaimed HIV/Aids expert Professor Salim Abdool Karim said that the human studies will start in the middle of next year following promising results when the antibody from the 27-year-old KZN woman was successfully tested on monkeys. The mother of two – known as CAP 256 to protect her identity – tested HIV-positive in 2005. “We have taken the antibody [...]

UKZN in groundbreaking HIV antibody study 2016-08-05T11:53:39+00:00

Extensive HIV Vaccine Study Planned in SA

2016-05-23T07:28:45+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] A successful early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has prompted the expansion of the experimental vaccine regimen into a large clinical trial. The new study, called HVTN 702, is designed to determine whether the regimen is safe, tolerable and effective at preventing HIV infection among South African adults. It will use a new variation of the RV144 shot, an experimental HIV vaccine developed by the US's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Niaid). The drug will be trialled in South Africa at the end of 2016. The HVTN [...]

Extensive HIV Vaccine Study Planned in SA 2016-05-23T07:28:45+00:00

Flu Vaccinations – Frequently Asked Questions

2016-05-09T11:19:41+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The flu season is amongst us, and it may a great idea for you to be vaccinated in order to prevent unwanted infection and disruption to your work schedule. Whilst the flu is a common occurrence, it is advisable that you take extra precautions when it comes to all areas of health risks. Whilst infected with the flu, your immune system is vulnerable to other opportunistic infections and diseases. Hence, having the flu puts you at risk of contracting other health complications. The South African Department of Health's Influenza Vaccination Programme [...]

Flu Vaccinations – Frequently Asked Questions 2016-05-09T11:19:41+00:00