Is China’s DNA-rTV a Potentially more Advanced HIV Vaccine?

Is China’s DNA-rTV a Potentially more Advanced HIV Vaccine?

China’s National Health Commission reports that an ongoing, multi-center clinical trial for a Chinese-developed AIDS vaccine commenced this year. The China Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently held an online interview with the China’s National Health Commission to discuss.

No Safe and Effective HIV Vaccine

The Chinese report that presently there is no effective and safe vaccine to prevent HIV, reported Jin Cong, director of the AIDS Prevention Office at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Jing noted, “In general, all vaccines require a long process from development to the market. It is even more difficult for the AIDS vaccine, which is determined by the characteristics of the AIDS virus itself.”

Made in China but not in a Vacuum

Although Chinese scientists and investigators are developing a “made in China” vaccine, it was noted in recent Chinese press that the AIDS vaccine research in China is in fact “synchronized with international research” efforts.

The Vaccine: DNA-rTV

DNA-rTV vaccine is developed and owned by the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Meaning they have filed the requisite international intellectual pr...

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