HIV Vaccine – level 2

07-02-2020 15:00

An HIV vaccine experiment started in 2016 in South Africa to see if it could stop HIV’s development in HIV-negative volunteers. The vaccine was based on an experimental vaccine from Thailand which showed protection from HIV.

On January 23, a safety review organization said that 129 people who took the vaccine had HIV, and 123 people who took a placebo also had HIV. Since it did not seem like the vaccine stopped HIV’s development, it did not seem effective.

One of the people who worked on the vaccine said that people will continue to work on the fight against HIV in South Africa and around the world.

Difficult words: vaccine (a medicine that cures an illness), placebo (a medicine that researchers use to find out if another medicine does its job), development (a change, a process, progress).

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