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Cure worse than disease? Some Covid-19 vaccines may increase HIV risk, scientists warn
A group of researchers in the US is sounding the alarm over several coronavirus vaccines currently undergoing clinical trials, warning that they may increase the risk of contracting HIV in subjects who take them.
At least four of the current batch of Covid-19 vaccines in development at the clinical trial stage might increase patients' risk of contracting HIV, according to a team of scientists led by Susan Buchbinder, a University of California San Francisco professor and head of HIV Prevention Research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. One of the vaccines is on the verge of phase 3 studies in Russia and Pakistan.
Buchbinder and her colleagues have firsthand experience of this particular vaccine side effect from their previous research into a HIV vaccine. Their most promising candidate vaccine had the exact opposite effect to the desired outcome, leaving people even more vulnerable to the disease than they had been before.