HIV Vaccine Development: New HVTV 505 Vaccine HIV Vaccine

What is HIV

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus causes AIDS. AIDS might be transmitted from a person to other through blood, sexual contact with the affected person etc. It might get transmitted to the infant through the mother during pregnancy or after delivery through breast feeding.

New HVTN 505 HIV Vaccine

There is a new vaccine which might increase the life span of a person who is affected by HIV. The US has approved the HVTN 505 HIV vaccine recently. This might give new expectations to a number people infected with HIV. The vaccine is developed by the scientists at the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases).

HVTN 505 study

The HVTN stands for the National institute of HIV Vaccine Trials Network. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have conducted the study. This is in association with National Institutes of Health.

The exploratory study identified 300 individuals who have shown positive reactions to the vaccine. The study in U.S. included 1,350 men who are tested HIV-negative who are between the age of 18 and 45.

The HVTN 505 vaccine

The vaccine claims to decrease the virus accumulation in the blood of the affected person. In this way the vaccine helps the person to live more.

The success of HVTN 505

The HVTN 505 is not the ultimate word for preventing HIV. It only helps an affected person to fight the disease in a better manner.

The success of the HIV prevention lies in the proper awareness among the people. It is advisable to get more educated about HIV and to be aware of the latest developments in the area of preventions including vaccination.

Sources:, wikipedia

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