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MAR 15, 2013 - Health Canal

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Hope for HIV Vaccine Found in Miller School Researcher’s SIV Study

Offering hope for an HIV vaccine, Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, has demonstrated that a vaccine he developed with a novel heat-shock technology provides significant protection against the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), a non-human virus closely related to the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Published March 15 in The Journal of Immunology, the results of the proof-of-concept study he led showed a highly significant 73 percent reduction in the risk of SIV infection among macaques treated with the vaccine.

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