The drug provides 67 percent protection against the virus.
The research team, which includes experts from around the world, announced the creation of tools, which allows to treat the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Scientists have experienced the most effective vaccine against one of the most dangerous diseases in humans. The drug got the name Ad26. In the experiment, was attended by nearly 400 volunteers aged 18 to 50 years old from Africa, Thailand and the United States. All of them were made four vaccinations within 48 weeks, informs Rus.Media.
In the end, the vaccine showed high safety to humans. In some cases, were noted only minor side effects of dizziness and diarrhea. During testing of the drug revealed that it forms stable immune response against the virus and increases the number of antibodies fighting the virus. Ad26, according to the scientists, provides 67 percent protection against the disease.
A 35-year history of the struggle scientists with HIV took place five most massive development of the vaccine. The most successful attempt was the creation of the drug in 2009. He was tested on 16 thousands of Thai volunteers and showed efficiency at 31%. According to official data, in the world living with HIV are about 37 million people. Every year their number increases by 1.8 million people.