La vaccinazione con BCG e lo sviluppo di un vaccino innovativo per la prevenzione della trasmissione verticale dell'AIDS in Africa.

Translated title of the contribution: BCG vaccination and development of an innovative vaccine for preventing vertical HIV transmission in Africa

Giuseppe Pontrelli, Vittorio Colizzi

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Abstract

"Families First Africa" is an international project whose main objective is to develop a pediatric vaccine that protects infants against HIV transmission during breast feeding. The vaccine being developed consists of HIV peptides matching HLA genotypes of the Western Africa population and will be administered in association with BCG vaccine which acts as a strong adjuvant. An alternative strategy is to administer a recombinant BCG vaccine with HIV gene fragments which codify for the same peptides.

Translated title of the contributionBCG vaccination and development of an innovative vaccine for preventing vertical HIV transmission in Africa
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)189-199
Number of pages11
JournalIgiene e sanità pubblica
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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