Understanding partially-effective AIDS vaccines - May 2007. What is a partially-effective vaccine and how can it limit the spread of HIV?


A partially-effective vaccine means one that doesn't protect against HIV infection or entirely against the development of disease, but can delay the progression to AIDS in individuals who receive the vaccine and later become HIV infected anyway. Ways in which such a vaccine could delay disease and reduce transmission are discussed.


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Published 1 January 2007