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Australian COVID-19 vaccine dropped over false positive HIV result

Australian COVID-19 vaccine dropped over false positive HIV result

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine in Australia was abandoned on Friday after clinical trials produced a false positive HIV result. Australia had previously agreed to buy 51M doses of the vaccine being developed by CSL and the University of Queensland. The government said it had now entered an agreement for the Novavax vaccine, and upped its existing order of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Sandra
Sandra
Saritha
Saritha 2 months

Just to clear it up of any confusion. They're cancelling this vaccine because the HIV protein used in the vaccine appears to be getting detected by HIV screening tests and that would make it difficult to screen people for HIV reliably. Not because it causes AIDS or HIV infection.

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