Prime-boost vaccination using recombinant Mycobacterium bovis BCG and recombinant vaccinia virus DIs harboring HIV-1 CRF01_AE gag in mice: influence of immunization routes.

We have previously reported that live vector-based HIV-1 gag vaccine candidate using BCG as a vector was achievable in BALB/c mice. Although the gag-specific CTL induced by this live candidate vaccine is significantly high, persistence of CTL remains unclear. Thus, efforts were made to explore the potential of recombinant Vaccinia virus DIs strain harboring… (More)