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Current Molecular Medicine
ISSN (Print): 1566-5240
ISSN (Online): 1875-5666
VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1566524033479898      Price:  $58









HIV Vaccines in Infants and Children: Past Trials, Present Plans and Future Perspectives

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Author(s): Jeffrey T. Safrit
Pages 303-312 (10)
Abstract:
This review will address the recent history in HIV vaccine trials in the pediatric population while giving due respect to the pediatric vaccine successes achieved over the past decades. Success and failure seen when utilizing the neonatal macaque model of SIV infection and the ramifications of these studies will be discussed. The short list of pediatric HIV vaccine trials currently in progress and those in early planning stages will be reviewed. Finally, future perspectives on the impact of a vaccine that could be used to potentially avert mother-to-child transmission of HIV and lead ultimately to the establishment of immunity throughout adolescence and beyond will be presented.
Keywords:
HIV Vaccines, pediatric vaccine, neonatal macaque model
Affiliation:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, 2950 31st Street, Suite 125 Santa Monica, CA 90405,USA