Lessons in nonhuman primate models for AIDS vaccine research: From minefields to milestones

Jeffrey D. Lifson, Nancy L. Haigwood

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    Nonhuman primate (NHP) disease models for AIDS have made important contributions to the search for effective vaccines for AIDS. Viral diversity, persistence, capacity for immune evasion, and safety considerations have limited development of conventional approaches using killed or attenuated vaccines, necessitating the development of novel approaches. Here we highlight the knowledge gained and lessons learned in testing vaccine concepts in different virus/NHP host combinations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numbera007310
    JournalCold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Jun 2012


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    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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