"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 contribution||BCG vaccination and development of an innovative vaccine for preventing vertical HIV transmission in Africa|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Igiene e sanità pubblica|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
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