HIV/AIDS: Immunochemistry, Reductionism and Vaccine Design

A Review of 20 Years of Research

  • Marc H V Van Regenmortel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Immunochemistry

  3. Reductionism

  4. The Search for a Preventive HIV Vaccine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-364

About this book


This book gathers a series of pivotal papers on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine published in the last two decades. Accompanied by extensive comments putting the material into an up-to-date context, all three parts of the book offer a broad overview of the numerous unsuccessful attempts made in recent years to develop a preventive HIV vaccine. Providing a detailed review and analysis of studies published from 1998 to the present day, it examines the likely reasons for the failure to develop an HIV vaccine despite multi-million dollar investments.


retrovirology antiretroviral agent immunochemistry vaccine design vaccine immunogenicity HIV epitope rational design

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc H V Van Regenmortel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologyUniversity of StrasbourgIllkirchFrance

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