Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Progress in AIDS vaccine research from team with JABSOM, island ties

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on the breakthrough efforts of scientists, including John A. Burns School of Medicine Clinical Professor Jerome Kim, who are seeking an AIDS vaccine.

Dr. Kim, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and deputy director for science at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, is leading an international research program to study and develop a vaccine.

Kim’s team presented new research at September’s AIDS Vaccine 2011 Conference in Bangkok confirming the efficacy of a potential AIDS vaccine, the newspaper reported. The team was involved in an original vaccine clinical trial in 2009 which reported success in reducing AIDS infection by more than 30%.

Read more about Dr. Kim’s research in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The full report requires a subscription.

Dr. Kim’s photo is courtesy of the U.S. Army.

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