AIDSVAX results: an important open question

Vaccine. 2003 Sep 8;21(25-26):3528-9. doi: 10.1016/s0264-410x(03)00324-4.


Research and clinical data reported during last 10 years indicate the possibility that AIDS vaccines based on the HIV-1 envelope protein gp120 may be worse then useless. A correct assessment of the safety of these AIDS vaccines can not be possible without data which will allow comparison of the disease status between breakthrough HIV infected vaccinated volunteers and those from the control group. Results of the recently finished clinical trial of AIDSVAX represent a good base for this important analysis.

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Vaccines*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / immunology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • HIV-1 / genetics
  • HIV-1 / immunology
  • Humans


  • AIDS Vaccines