Virulent HIV strains, chimpanzees, and trial vaccines
Department or Administrative Unit
Primate Behavior and Ecology
We would like to comment on the controversy concerning the use of a virulent strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to assess the protective efficacy of candidate HIV vaccines (A. M. Prince and L. Andrus, Letters, Science's Compass, 18 Dec., p. 2195; N. L. Letvin, ibid.). We believe that this must be viewed from both scientific and ethical perspectives.
Prince, A. M., et al, (1999). Virulent HIV Strains, Chimpanzees, and Trial Vaccines. Science, 283(5405), 1115. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.283.5405.1115e
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