A play by drama students at Worcester Senior Secondary School, Karina se Keuse, is helping to improve understanding of the importance of clinical trials for new tuberculosis vaccines, and is debunking myths around participation in the crucial tests
The South African medical and scientific community is abuzz with the news that local researchers have documented one method of the production in the body of broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV – a discovery that could lead to the future development of a vaccine.
• SA team leads study on anti-HIV gel
South Africa is the setting for a phase II clinical trial of an advanced new tuberculosis vaccine, to be conducted by the non-profit Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.
A study of Kenyan sex workers who appear to be immune to HIV could provide important clues to the development of an effective Aids vaccine.