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New HIV Vaccine "More Powerful" Than Past Attempts

New HIV Vaccine "More Powerful" Than Past Attempts

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Researchers in Spain are testing an HIV vaccine that has been deemed "much more powerful" than others that have been tested in the past.

The vaccine initially showed a high rate of protection against the viruses in monkeys and mice. Testing in humans, administered by a team from the National Biotechnology Center of Spain's CISC research council, began a year ago, according to Fox News Latino.

So far, 95% of the 30 patients who received the vaccine have built an immunity. Eighty-five percent of the patients were able to sustain that immunity for at least a year. Previously, the success rate for vaccines has been 25%. The vaccine was able to stimulate the production of cells and antibodies, whereas previous vaccines usually only produced either cells or antibodies. The vaccine is specialized to protect against a subtype of HIV that is more prevalent in Europe, North America, and South America.

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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.