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Coronavirus vaccine trials run by UQ and CSL abandoned due to false positive HIV results – ABC News

Trials of a COVID-19 vaccine by the University of Queensland in partnership with CSL are abandoned after participants returned false positive HIV test results.

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Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in partnership with biotech company CSL have been abandoned after trial participants returned false positive HIV test results.
Key points:

  • Human clinical trials of the UQ and CSL vaccine had been conducted since July
  • But the antibodies produced by the vaccine can interfere with certain HIV diagnostic tests
  • There is no possibility the vaccine caused infection

The vaccine is one of four the Federal Government had committed…

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