On the road to an effective HIV vaccine...they're getting there.

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    Sep 24, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090924/ap_on_he_me/med_aids_vaccine


    Its actually quite interesting how thye came up with it
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    I'm really not sure what's going on with this study. While 51 vs 74 is a significant difference, that's still a small sample size (although not in the context of vaccination studies). The question I don't understand is why 30? I'd understand 5% or 95%, but 30%? I can only think of two actual explanations - differences in human genetics or differences in viral.

    Perhaps only certain strains (approximately 30%) are susceptible or perhaps only 30% of humans have a immunologic profile that is activated by this vaccination. The scary thought is that somehow this study was poorly done.