Oxford University researchers start trial for HIV vaccine

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This electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows a human T cell, in blue, under attack by HIV, in yellow, the virus that causes AIDS. 


(Brooklyn Neustater/ CTV News) —  Researchers at the University of Oxford in England are trialling a potential breakthrough vaccine for HIV that they hope could also serve as a cure for infected individuals.

The clinical trial, known as HIV-CORE 0052, will test the HIVconsvX vaccine. University of Oxford professor Tomas Hanke says the vaccine is a “mosaic,” capable of targeting a range of HIV-1 variants.

He told CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday that if successful, the trial could open up the possibility that this single vaccine could be used across the globe. (…)

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