Challenges Faced When Creating a Vaccine for HIV

Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD, explains the challenges faced when creating a vaccine for HIV.

Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD, Vice President and Head of Viral Vaccines Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen Vaccines, explains the challenges faced when creating a vaccine for HIV. Dr. Schuitemaker explains that one of the hardest tasks involves dealing with the "variability of the virus," and since a vaccine for HIV has not been developed yet, researchers are left working through trial-and-error.