Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine INCREASED Risk of HIV Infection!
by Sayer Ji, Activist Post
A new study published in Lancet reveals that an experimental vaccine manufactured by Merck using a genetically modified adenovirus actually increased the risk of contracting HIV infection in recipients.
Titled, “Recombinant adenovirus type 5 HIV gag/pol/nef vaccine in South Africa: unblinded, long-term follow-up of the phase 2b HVTN 503/Phambili study,” researchers randomly assigned a total of 801 HIV-1 uninfected, sexually active adults aged 18—35 years from five sites in South Africa to receive either the vaccine (400) or a placebo (401). 216 (27%) received only one injection, 529 (66%) received only two injections, and 56 (7%) received three injections.
The results were reported as follows:
At a median follow-up of 42 months (IQR 31—42), 63 vaccine recipients (16%) had HIV-1 infection compared with 37 placebo recipients (9%; adjusted HR 1·70…
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