Vaccine Approaches for Protection Against HIV
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
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Smith, S. M., Singh, M. and Jeang, K.-T. 2006. Vaccine Approaches for Protection Against HIV. Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) has reached pandemic proportions globally. Currently, there are approximately 40 million individuals infected with HIV-1. The most likely solution for this disease is a preventive vaccine that can be distributed worldwide. Despite intense efforts, the development of a vaccine against HIV has not been realized. Here, we review the challenges that have impeded progress and the approaches that are currently under consideration. Vaccination results from human trials and animal models are also discussed.