On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Biomedical Researcher and inventor of the HIV blood test, Dr. Robert Gallo of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, announced that it is time for the next phase of research for an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Research for this new vaccine has been in the works for almost two decades. As of today, the vaccine has been tested on monkeys and have seen “interesting” results. However, according to Scientists, it is time to advance the research a step further and see how human’s respond to the vaccine.
“The results in monkeys are interesting, but they’re not perfect […] If we keep just using monkeys, we’re never going anywhere. We need for humans to respond.”
– Dr. Robert Gallo
During Phase 1 trial of human testing, 60 people will be enrolled while 20 people will initially be granted access to the drug.
Currently there are about 30 HIV/AIDS vaccine’s being tested on humans. Hopefully this particular vaccine leads to more positive advancements concerning the virus.
CLIP OF DR. ROBERT GALLO SPEAKING ABOUT HIV/AIDS