Human trials of first 
HIV vaccine to start

Human trials of the first HIV jab are to begin after the serum cleared the disease from monkeys.

The trials are to get under way after scientists developed a diluted version of their original vaccine.

A protective injection is the “holy grail” of Aids research. Since the epidemic began almost four decades ago only four have been tested on patients, with none proving a success.

But the latest reported in two papers in the journal Science Translational Medicine is the most promising to date.

Grahame White