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Merck HIV Vaccine Candidate

Thank you all for your efforts on this website. You are all heaven sent!I recently read that Dr. Scolnick of Merck is very hopeful about the prospects of their vaccine candidate. Early results are apparently promising - and I believe the press...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...You are right that Merck is traditionally conservative in what they release and in what they say early in research. However, they have published one article Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus... Read more »

Vaccine Questions

Dr. Bob, I've been reading with great disappointment of the effects of the failed Merck AIDS... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Merck HIV Vaccine Trial Results: Hopes Dim for Struggling Field

...resist HIV infection. Adenovirus-Specific T-Cell Immunity One of the yawning information gaps highlighted by the Merck HIV vaccine trial is the absence of data regarding the impact of vaccination on adenovirus-specific T-cell immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Halt of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial Should Not "Slow Progress" Toward Future Vaccine Development, Opinion Piece Says

...experimental HIV vaccine had been halted, it would be "worse [to] allow the news to slow progress" toward development of future HIV vaccines, Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative , writes in a Los... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Several Vaccine Trials Affected by Halt of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial

... Several vaccine trials are being postponed or modified following the halt of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine trial, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer , 11/16). Merck in September announced that it had Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philadelphia Inquirer Examines Effect of Merck's Failed International HIV Vaccine Trial on Research and Development

... Merck 's decision last month to halt its international HIV vaccine trial was not a "definitive blow" to HIV vaccine research and development, but it created questions about whether research was Read more »
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Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...'s Experimental AIDS Vaccine Fails Read more »

Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
...Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement Read more »

HIV Vaccine Scam

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies I told you so. I told you so in the scientific literature. I told you so on the internet. I told you that an HIV vaccine would never work. This week, the long-awaited results from an independent trial of the world?s best... Read more »

New Merck vaccine? (doesn't make sense)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You already read about the new vaccine working in monkeys. But there seem to be certain dubious points in it. First, the virus used was a combo of hiv and siv. The vaccine also was hiv+siv. So it could be that the vaccine works against the siv and... Read more »