ChinaBio(R) LLC Release: China Research Team Develops TB/HIV Combination Vaccine  
5/24/2012 2:50:53 PM

by Richard Daverman, PhD

May 24, 2012 -- A team of China researchers has developed a new DNA vaccine that simultaneously protected against tuberculosis and HIV in animal tests. M. tuberculosis is the cause of death in about 25% of all AIDS deaths. The disease is latent in many people; however, it is 20-30 times more likely to become active in HIV patients. The research group, led by Sidong Xiong of Shanghai’s Fudan University, published its results in the May 2012 issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. More details....