Zimbabwean scientists, in collaboration with a global consortium of researchers, are preparing to conduct the country’s first ever HIV vaccine trial as part of the global effort to find a lasting solution to the spread of HIV.

“The vaccine to be tested in Zimbabwe is a preventive vaccine that will be administered to HIV-negative people,” according to clinical trials coordinator Dr Portia Hunidzarira.

Zimbabwe to See First HIV Vaccine Trial

“Those already taking antiretroviral treatment (ART) are not eligible,” she explained, referring to the drug used to suppress the virus among people who are already living with HIV…. Full story here