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FDA to Teens: No Vaccine Trials

FDA to Teens: No Vaccine Trials

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U.S. teenagers should not be included in any HIV vaccine research because the risks outweigh any benefits, a Food and Drug Administration panel has determined. While including adolescents in countries where HIV is more prevalent is justified because of the heightened infection risks facing those teenagers, the low HIV prevalence rate among U.S. teens does not warrant including them in clinical trials, the FDA says.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.