Hepatitis C Study Demonstrates Potential for Therapeutic Vaccine
Hep C Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Hints of Efficacy
November 18, 2009
A hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapeutic vaccine–designed to boost immune control of the virus in people already infected with HCV–has demonstrated that such an approach might work, according to a study presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Conference in Boston, and reported by aidsmap.
Because HCV mutates so easily, some experts have claimed that it might be impossible to develop a successful preventive vaccine for it. Others, however, have hoped that it might be possible to trigger the body to better control or ward off HCV infection.
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