AIDS vaccine nears human testing

Aug 31, 2006

A University of Kansas Medical Center researcher hopes to get the funds needed for the next step in developing his AIDS vaccine -- testing on humans.

Attention is focused on the university's Bill Narayan whose experimental vaccine kept monkeys from getting sick after being infected with a variety of the AIDS virus, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star said. A study on the vaccine appeared this month in the journal Virology.

Narayan is waiting for word from the National Institutes of Health on whether he will get the $20 million needed to manufacture the vaccine and test it on people.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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