A global effort to control the HIV epidemic is likely to rely heavily on immunization strategies. As our closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee provides the most important model for preclinical safety and immunogenicity studies. We have immunized adult, pregnant and infant chimpanzees with our plasmid vaccines. We have found these vaccines to be safe and well tolerated in all of these groups. The same vaccines have induced both humoral and cellular immunity in each instance.
- Flow cytometry
- Lymphocyte proliferation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health