Monday, February 24, 2003

Remember when VaxGen's president said "I'm confident from the chimpanzees that the vaccine will be efficacious"?

CHIMPANZEE-TESTED AIDS VACCINE DOESN'T PROTECT HUMANS

1st AIDS Vaccine in Large Test Found to Be Mostly Ineffective

The first AIDS vaccine tested in a large population of people at high risk for the disease has proven to be largely ineffective, according to data released early today by the vaccine's manufacturer.

AIDSVAX reduced the rate of infection 3.8 percent in people receiving the vaccine, compared with those who received placebo injections, said VaxGen, based in Brisbane, Calif....